Spine

1992

Clough, Prunella
Throughout her career, Clough was interested in finding beauty in the urban landscape, replacing the trees, forests and hills of the traditional landscape with streets, walls and cranes. Clough's early work retained figurative elements, with later works becoming more abstract, often focusing on a single abstracted everyday image. 'Spine', one of Clough's later works, demonstrates her preoccupation with 'edginess' and form; apparent in its intrusion of hard shapes into softer areas - in this case a spine - reminiscent of a train track cutting through the centre of the piece, splitting the delicate orange background. Steven Burridge
  • Artwork Details: 65.5 x 53.5cm
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  • Material description: chalk and graphite on paper
  • Credit line: © Gift of the artist.The Estate of Prunella Clough. All Rights Reserved DACS
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Drawing
  • Accession number: ACC20/1999

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