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Crying to the walls: My God! My God! will she relent?

Patrick Caulfield; Frank Kicherer; Advanced Graphics ; Petersburg Press; Waddington Graphics

Artwork Details

Crying to the walls: My God! My God! will she relent?
1973
Patrick Caulfield; Frank Kicherer; Advanced Graphics ; Petersburg Press; Waddington Graphics
screenprint on paper
16 1/8 in x 14 3/16 in (41 cm x 36 cm);24 in x 22 1/16 in (61 cm x 56 cm)
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
2004/2.80.7

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Description

Subject Matter:

Seventh of twenty-two, this print was included in a book of poems by the French poet and art critic Jules Laforgue accompanied by screenprints by British Pop artist Patrick Caulfield. Admired by the artist, Laforgue was a nineteenth-century symbolist poet who was one of the inventors of vers libre or "free verse" poetry. This new form of poetic verse relied on the phrase as a unit rather than constraining the poetic verse to set numbers of syllables. Laforgue’s poetry became important for later poets like T.S. Eliot because of its blending of observations of everyday life with poetic associations. In this book, Caulfield used the long-dead poets verses as inspiration for twenty-two scenes, created in colorful screenprint. Of these prints, Caulfield noted that “They are not illustrations but complementary images. There are few visually descriptive lines in Laforgue. The images suggest the things I have imagined the poet seeing when he wrote the poem…”

Physical Description:

At the center of the image, this print shows a yellow clock with white face on a yellow wall. The clock is outlined in thick black likes and the face has black-colored hands and dashes. The print is signed in pencil (l.r.) "Patrick Caulfield AP".

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