Parish Church
© Patrick Caulfield 2004. All Rights Reserved, DACS

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Parish Church 1967
This painting is derived from an illustration which Caulfield found in a book on churches. The title of the particular chapter was 'The Parish Church'. Caulfield chose to depict a church, partly because it was an unusual subject to find in art in the 1960s, a time when Pop Art was the dominant style. The artist also had in mind a cardboard church that he had made when he was a child. The model had stained-glass windows, which glowed brightly, when the building was lit from the inside.

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Pop Art

An art movement of the 1950s to the 1970s that was primarily based in Britain and the United States. Pop artists are so called because of their use of imagery from popular culture. They also introduced techniques and materials from the commercial world, such as screen-printing, to fine art practice.

Pop Art


  • Acc. No. GMA 1536
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 152.30 x 274.40 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1976