is one of the busier still lifes that Caulfield painted, but it still maintains the use of bold lines and colours that he became known for. The use of bold lines and bright colours was inspired by postcards that he collected whilst travelling in Europe. He said that he was influenced by the simplicity and directness of the images on them. The image depicts an abstract collection of pots, cutlery and fish.
54.3 x 76.5 cm
Screeprint on paper
Date of work
Original: Screenprint on paper 54.3 x 76.5 cm ® Patrick Caulfield 2005. All Rights Reserved, DACS
English painter and printmaker, Patrick Caulfield studied at Chelsea School of Art and at the Royal College of Art, one year below the students identified as originators of Pop art. In the early 1960s Caulfield's painting was characterised by flat images of objects against unmodulated areas of colour. Gradually his attention shifted to architectural elements. During the 1980s he again turned to a more stripped-down aesthetic, particularly in large paintings with a vivid sense of place.