I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold
|Location||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States of America|
I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, also known as The Figure 5 in Gold, is a 1928 painting by American artist Charles Demuth. It has been described as influenced by Futurism and Cubism. Painted as an homage to Demuth's friend William Carlos Williams, the painting references Williams' poem The Great Figure, which describes a fire engine speeding through the streets of a city (possibly New York) on a rainy night. The painting's title is a phrase from the poem.
- Judith H. Dobrzynski (July 10, 2010). "Where Paint and Poetry Meet". The Wall Street Journal (News Corporation). Retrieved 31 March 2013.
- H. W. Janson (2004). History of Art: The Western Tradition. Prentice Hall. p. 1031. ISBN 9780131828957. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
- "I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
- "The Great Figure by William Carlos Williams". The Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
- The United States of America, a catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on this painting (p.127)