Venous Plexus #3

Collage: enamel collage on masonite
13 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches
Date: 1983

As a young artist, Clough began to cut up images of masterpieces from art history books. He would then paint on top of the reproductions, photograph them, and paint on top of these photographs. Despite his many interventions, glimpses of Édouard Manet’s painting, Music in the Tuileries Garden, 1862, remain visible: the opening between the trees at the top of the picture and the girls playing at the bottom.

All works by Charles Clough
abstract, expressionist, finger paint
Delaware Art Museum
Accession: 2008-28
  • Charles Clough, Recent Work. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, April 8, 1983 – May 8, 1983.
  • Exposed! Revealing Sources in Contemporary Art. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, August 15, 2009 – October 4, 2009.

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