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Sidney Nolan

Sidney Nolan National Gallery of Victoria

    • Visual Arts

Sidney Nolan

    Leda and the Swan Series by Sidney Nolan

    Leda and the Swan Series by Sidney Nolan

    Nolan painted some 75 versions of Leda and the Swan. Curator Barry Pearce offers some insights into the artist’s motivations for painting the series.

    • 3 min
    Kelly and armour by Sidney Nolan

    Kelly and armour by Sidney Nolan

    In Kelly and armour we finally see Kelly freed from his armour. Here, curator Barry Pearce finds some parallels between Nolan’s preoccupation with Ned Kelly and the poet Arthur Rimbaud.

    • 1 min
    Africa Series by Sidney Nolan

    Africa Series by Sidney Nolan

    African landscape, Rimbaud at Harar, Baboon, and Head of Rimbaud take us back to the awakening of Nolan’s inner eye during his youth, and forward to his last landscapes.

    • 2 min
    Riverbend I & Riverbend II by Sidney Nolan

    Riverbend I & Riverbend II by Sidney Nolan

    Sidney Nolan recounts the experiences that led him to create this series while Curator Barry Pearce argues why Riverbend may be seen as Nolan’s greatest masterpiece.

    • 3 min
    Ern Malley by Sidney Nolan

    Ern Malley by Sidney Nolan

    The Army slouch hat and the blue eyes give the game away: this portrait of Ern Malley is Nolan confronting his demons – or perhaps his critics.

    • 1 min
    Little Dog Mine by Sidney Nolan

    Little Dog Mine by Sidney Nolan

    Little Dog Mine brought with it more than a little bit of luck for Sidney Nolan as its sale introduced his work to the world stage.

    • 2 min

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