Charles Demuth’s fabulous painting, I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, was inspired by his friend William Carlos Williams’ poem, The Great Figure. The artwork is full of references to the poem and poet.
I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold by Charles Demuth, 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
It’s always nice to see artists inspiring other artists, especially when they work in different mediums.
The Great Figure by William Carlos Williams
“Poets are damned but they are not blind, they see with the eyes of the angels.”-William Carlos Williams
‘To Elsie’ by William Carlos Williams
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