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Work Type: 
paintings (visual works)
Title Notes: 
no title
PH-352 recto
Creation Date: 
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
43 1/2 x 27 1/2 in. (110.5 x 69.9 cm)
Work Material Name: 
oil paint (paint)
Work Material Support Name: 
Work Technique Name: 
palette knives (painting equipment)
Work Style Period: 
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
Oakland, California
Work Inscription: 
PH-352, 1942 Clyfford
Work Inscription Author: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Relation: 
Verso painting is PH-352.2
Work Relation: 
Derived from PH-457, 1942-3 (oil on paper)
Work Description: 
This painting depicts a strange, otherworldly blue and orange figure who sits upright in the center of the canvas in front of a thickly-painted white background. The figure is grounded in a murky green-brown foundation. The abstracted form somewhat resembles a spider, with a blue oblong shape at center suggesting an abdomen/cephalothorax and four arms protruding on each side into the surrounding white ground. A blue round disc punctuated by five white marks sits above the eight arms at the top center of the composition and is surrounded by a burst of yellow sparks, suggesting the figure's head. The main part of the figure's body is composed of abstracted orange, white and blue forms and interrupted at center by three bold red dots.
Clyfford Still, PH-352, 1942. Oil on canvas, 43 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches (110.5 x 69.9 cm). Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO.
Work Rights Statement: 
© City and County of Denver / ARS, NY
Image Holding Institution: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Image Collection Name: 
CSM Art Collection: Objects
Image Rights Statement: 
Photo: Gary Regester, courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum