Art Collections Online

Cycle of Nature

RICHARDS, Ceri Giraldus (1903 - 1971)

Cycle of Nature

Date: 1944

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 102.2 x 152.7 cm

Acquired: 1959; Purchase; with assistance of Knapping Fund

Accession Number: NMW A 219

This torrent of human, animal and vegetable forms is reminiscent of earlier Surrealist landscapes by Max Ernst. Richards is also exploring visual imagery that evokes Dylan Thomas's poem of 1933, 'The force that through the green fuse drives the flower'. In 1945 he was commisioned to illustrate the poem in Poetry London, for which he made three lithographs incorporating the entire text.

Leave a comment

Back to Art Collections Online homepage

Browse artists

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All Other

Browse makers and designers

Browse by letter:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All