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Michael Cullimore often uses themes of universal significance from classical myth or literature such as Leda, Prospero, Orpheus and Eurydice, or, as in this work, a biblical story. The artist has put together 16 studies in one frame that give us stages of Jonah’s experience – the agonies of being swallowed, digested and regurgitated alive by the sea monster. The focus of Cullimore’s art is moments of change, transformation, birth, decay and death.
oil on board
25 x 18 cm (E)
gift from the Arts Council of Wales, 2002