Title
I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold
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Painting by Charles Demuth
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A precisionist painting by Charles Demuth. An abstract portrait of his friend the poet William Carlos Williams. It suggests Williams' poem "The Great Figure" about a fire engine racing through the city. This energy is conveyed in the painting with the repetition of the number 5 and diagonal lines in the background. Williams is indicated in the painting with the words "Bill," "Carlos," and "WCW." The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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