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. It references a William Carlos Williams poem about a Fire Engine speeding through the streets of a city. The city has been reported as Manhattan on a rainy night.
- 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 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)