She fled along the avenueArtist(s)Patrick CaulfieldArtist NationalityBritish (modern)Object Creation Date1973Medium & Supportscreenprint on paperDimensions
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)Credit LineGift of Jack A. and Noreen RounickSubject matter
Third of twenty-two prints, this print is included in a book of a series 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
This screenprint has flat, graphic image of vertical poles, transecting a horizontal plane, resembling a fence. Outlined in thick black lines, the fence is a bright kelly green and the background is a lighter lime-green color. Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typecolor printCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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