"In the early part of her career, Clough wrote detailed descriptions of things that caught her eye or imagination, as well as instructions for paintings she had visualised. Many of these 'word sketches' correlate closely to subsequent works" (Tate Britain, 2007). But, we can also see this tendency for words in her colour notes on scraps of paper. Her archive at the Tate contains ideas, perceptions, images and experiments shown in words on scraps, photographs cropped by the artist, and postcards she reworks. Modern, 1940s-90s.

Pencil.

Artist: Prunella Clough.

Prunella Clough online Archive from the Tate 2007, is now archived at the National Archives, UK. Some of the links still work.

 

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