Patrick Caulfield

Parish Church

About this artwork

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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  • title:
    Parish Church
  • accession number:
    GMA 1536
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1967
  • measurements:
    152.30 x 274.40 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1976
  • copyright:
    © The Estate of Patrick Caulfield. All rights reserved, DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Patrick Caulfield

Patrick Caulfield