Prunella Clough
March 1, 2004 11:27 AM   Subscribe

Seeing the World Sideways: Prunella Clough. 'A private individual who chose to remain out of the limelight and yet was admired so highly by her peers, Prunella Clough, like Edward Burra, lived to paint. Her technique is masterly, her subject matter everyday in origin, her method idiosyncratic, the results atmospheric. She worked with her skill, not her ego, saying: "I like to paint a small thing edgily." '
Online gallery here.
posted by plep (6 comments total)
Do you really mean to tell me that you can't walk down the hallway of any art school in America and see a dozen not dissimilar and in many cases much better drawing pinned to the walls or crumpled up in the waste baskets? My heart goes out to anyone named Prunella, but why single out her particular inept scribbles for praise, when the world is positively choking with stupendous, productive, energetic and much more idiosyncratic artists of every gender and in every medium? Clough's stuff is crabby, offhand, and uncommitted.
posted by Faze at 1:58 PM on March 1, 2004

I remember going to see some original art at the Berkeley museum, it staggered me. I got a real contact high off the stuff. Art is subtle matter. Good, great art approaches high physics in its contribution to true knowledge. This woman is good. But I would bet it would be great if you could see the actual objects.
posted by JohnR at 2:48 PM on March 1, 2004

nice stuff...thanks plep!
posted by amberglow at 3:28 PM on March 1, 2004

Beautiful, strange and compelling. Very plep.
posted by Shane at 8:01 PM on March 1, 2004

Clough's stuff is crabby, offhand, and uncommitted.

Well, I liked it.
posted by plep at 11:30 PM on March 1, 2004

Well, I liked it.

I did too, though I very nearly missed it. Thanks.
posted by hama7 at 7:30 AM on March 2, 2004

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