Patrick Caulfield

Braque Curtain

2005

Artist
Patrick Caulfield 1936–2005
Medium
Acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 865 x 1173 x 55 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with assistance from Tate Members 2010
Reference
T13038

Not on display

Display caption

Caulfield’s last painting, finished two weeks before his death, depicts a series of interlocking domestic spaces devoid of people and natural light. The patterned curtain of the title, was adapted from the wallpaper in the room depicted in Georges Braque’s The Duet 1937. This curtain and a lamp provide
the painting’s focus as a place formed by artificial light. The painting plays with the casting of light and shade, notably in the doubled rendering of the lamp, asking which of these intersecting images is the lamp and which its shadow?

Gallery label, September 2016

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