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Cycle of Nature
RICHARDS, Ceri Giraldus (1903 - 1971)
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.