Tuesday, August 21

Patrick Caulfield (1936-2005)



Caulfield was an English painter and printmaker known for these bold pop art canvases. Often portraying interiors or simple objects, he used big fields of flat color usually outlined in black. Of course he appeals to me too because of the way he incorporated the ultra-realistic with a flat pop painting style: see the blue painting above called After Lunch (1975). I like the graphic style, but also the elevation of the everyday, which he promotes simply by choosing his subject matter. More at Patrick Caulfield on Artnet.com.

4 comments:

Daina said...

What are the names of these two pieces?

Modern Craft said...

The piece with the window is called "Oh, Helen, I roam my room" (1973) and the other one is titled, "After Lunch" (1975)

Anonymous said...

What size are these?

Your mum said...

Microscopic