Jonah and The Whale

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JONAH AND THE WHALE
PAIR OF SEA LIFE URNS

Venue: Cranbrook Academy of Art & Art Museum
Location: Corner of Institute Way and Academy Way
Carl Milles
1932, 1929; Bronze

This fountain demonstrates Milles’s mastery of the interplay between water and bronze, the many jets of water giving movement to the solid yet buoyant figures. The fountain is flanked by a pair of bronze Sea Life Urns, Milles’s 1929 reinterpretation of his Poseidon fountain basin relief in Gothenburg, Sweden.