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Sidney Nolan
T. G. Rosenthal
0500093040
April 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Outside of Australia, Sidney Nolan (1917-92) is mostly known for his depictions of Ned Kelly and other Australian icons of "heroic failure"; while those paintings are among his most exciting and important, his work is much broader in content. Rosenthal (The Art of Jack B. Yeats) offers the first survey of Nolan's work since his death, significantly expanding on Jane Clark's Sidney Nolan: Landscapes & Legends, a catalog of a retrospective held in 1987 at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. Primarily self-taught, Nolan painted Australia's beaches and deserts, its people and myths, as well as creating intense images of a sensual Leda and the Swan and lush details of flowers (some of which grouped together formed the base of his massive, abstract tryptych, "Oceania"). His paintings are brash, colorful, and...


Sidney Nolan: Desert and Drought
Geoffrey Smith
0724102205
September 2004
Paperback
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Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly
Murray Bail
0642542015
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Sidney Nolan (1917--1992) built a compelling narrative around the figure of Ned Kelly, a colorful and wronged anti-hero in homemade armor, and the comic-opera police who pursue him through the vast and featureless Australian bush landscape. The mythologizing of Ned Kelly -- a horsethief hanged in Melbourne in 1880, at age 25 -- did not start with Nolanís paintings, but his images remain the most enduring and instantly recognizable versions. With the stark black silhouette of Ned Kelly, Nolan found his most powerful symbol and poetic metaphor for Australiansí relationship with their land.

About the Author
Andrew Sayers is director of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Murray Bailís novels include the prize-winning Eucalyptus.


Christian Pilgrimage in Modern Western Europe
Mary Lee Nolan
080784389X
August 1992
Paperback
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Outback and Beyond
Cynthia Nolan
0207183694
April 1994
Paperback
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Australian Art
Andrew Sayers
0192842145
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive survey uniquely covers both Aboriginal art and that of European Australians, providing a revealing examination of the interaction between the two. Painting, bark art, photography, rock art, sculpture, and the decorative arts are all fully explored to present the rich texture
of Australian art traditions.

Well-known artists such as Margaret Preston, Rover Thomas, and Sidney Nolan are all discussed, as are the natural history illustrators, Aboriginal draughtsmen, and pastellists, whose work is only now being brought to light by new research. Taking the European colonization of the continent in 1788 as
his starting point, Sayers highlights important issues concerning colonial art and women artists in this fascinating new story of Australian art.


The Boyds: A Family Biography
Brenda Niall
0522848710
April 2002
Hardcover
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About the Author
Brenda Niall lives in Melbourne, Victoria.


When London Calls: The Expatriation of Australian Creative Artists to Britain
Stephen Alomes
0521620317
October 1999
Hardcover
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Review
' ... a delightful revelation of English attitudes to Australians and vice-versa.' The Examiner
' ... a valuable book ... Thoroughly researched, earnestly argued, it combs over the experience of exile and displacement.' The Weekend Australian
'... makes a valuable contribution in exploring and contextualising expatriatism'. Australian Book Review

Book Description
For many actors, painters, musicians and writers, leaving Australia seemed to be the only path to personal and professional fulfillment. Drawing on the lives of people such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Jill Neville, Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer and Clive James, this book explores the experience of being an expatriate in London in the creative and performing arts. It is also a cultural history that traces shifts in the...


When London Calls: The Expatriation of Australian Creative Artists to Britain
Stephen Alomes
0521629780
October 1999
Paperback
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Review
' ... a delightful revelation of English attitudes to Australians and vice-versa.' The Examiner
' ... a valuable book ... Thoroughly researched, earnestly argued, it combs over the experience of exile and displacement.' The Weekend Australian
'... makes a valuable contribution in exploring and contextualising expatriatism'. Australian Book Review

Book Description
For many actors, painters, musicians and writers, leaving Australia seemed to be the only path to personal and professional fulfillment. Drawing on the lives of people such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Jill Neville, Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer and Clive James, this book explores the experience of being an expatriate in London in the creative and performing arts. It is also a cultural history that traces shifts in the...

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