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Look Again: The Visual Language of Prunella Clough

Decode Prunella Clough's artworks through the photographs and notes in her archive

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In this film, Tate archivist Sue Breakwell and art historian Gerard Hastings introduce Clough's archive as a body of ideas from which her final prints and paintings emerged.

Photographs, sketches and notes show the attention that she paid to everday and un-noticed objects and scenes. These archive items became something of her own reference library, and by examining them in combination with her paintings in the gallery, it is possible to gain a deeper understanding of her unique aesthetic and visual language.

Prunella Clough (11 November 1919 – 26 December 1999) was a prominent British artist. She is known mostly for her paintings, though she also made prints and created assemblages of collected objects.

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