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Author Rosenthal, T. G., author

Title Sidney Nolan / T.G. Rosenthal
Published New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, [2002]
London : Thames & Hudson, [2002]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  759.994 Nolan Ros/Sno  AVAILABLE
 MELB  759.994 Nolan Ros/Sno  AVAILABLE
Description 304 pages (some folded) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Early work and St. Kilda -- 2. The Wimmera -- 3. Ned Kelly -- 4. Mrs. Fraser -- 5. Burke and Wills -- 6. Australiana -- 7. Leda and the Swan -- 8. Gallipoli -- 9. Nolan the nomad -- 10. Eureka and the miners -- 11. Oedipus -- 12. Flowers and Oceania -- 13. Nolan and literature -- 14. Nolan and the theatre -- 15. Sculptures
Summary Sidney Nolan, arguably the greatest Australian artist in the Western tradition, is best known for his 1940s and 1950s paintings of Ned Kelly, iconic outlaw of the Australian outback. In these powerful and original paintings the extraordinary Australian landscape itself plays a formidable part. But the Kelly series formed just a fraction of Nolan's prodigious output. He was an impassioned artist who worked almost up to his death in 1992, still experimenting, still intellectually curious, still playful.This book, with its wealth of illustrations - 270 in color, including five polyptychs on foldouts - is the first to cover Nolan's entire career, from his early paintings to the enormous, multi-paneled works known collectively as Oceania. Some series, like Ned Kelly, center on the heroic and tragic figures of Australian history - the shipwrecked Mrs. Fraser, the explorers Burke and Wills, the soldiers at Gallipoli, the miners of the Eureka Stockade - while others are based on ancient myths such as Leda and the Swan or Oedipus and the Sphinx. Nolan, restless in mind and body, was a constant traveler, and the book reproduces paintings from his journeys in Australia, Europe, the United States, Africa, Antarctica, and Asia. This is also the first book to deal fully with Nolan's multi-faceted work as a painter of literary themes, and as a book illustrator, theater designer, and sculptor
Analysis Australian painting
Sidney Nolan
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 300) and index
Subject Nolan, Sidney, 1917-1992.
Nolan, Sidney Robert, Sir, 1917-1992
Nolan, Sidney Robert, Sir, 1917-1992 -- Criticism and interpretation
Nolan, Sidney, 1917-1992 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Painters, Australian -- 20th century -- Miscellanea
Painters -- Australia -- Biography -- 20th century.
Painters, Australian -- 20th century -- .Biography
Nolan, sidney, Sir, 1917-1922 -- Criticism and interpretation
Nolan, Sidney, Sir, 1917-1992
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Australia.
Artists -- Australia.
Painters -- Australia -- 20th century -- Biography.
Painters -- Australia.
Painters, Australian -- 20th century -- Biography
Painting, Australian -- 20th century.
Australia -- In art.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Author Nolan, Sidney, 1917-1992, artist
LC no. 2001096305
ISBN 0500093040