(Australia, England 22 Apr 1917–28 Nov 1992)
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Winding, python-like river beds were shallow, dry ... lime-green areas, purple centred ... This was proper painter's country ... barren, patterned by zig-zagging straps, snakes wriggling off between different mountain ... Lake Rudolph became ineffably blue, breathlessly beautiful, as we approached over ground made up of every grey and brown hitherto unimagined. There were unsuspected varieties of pale orange, a new blue, strange whites. A volcano made a neat scoop beside pools, bays and spreading cut-off lagoons of verdigris and prune. Sidney was wrenched sideways, almost standing, concentrated, taut, his eyes like arrows shooting to nail this enchanted moment. Its communication, once crystallised, would be stored, held intact yet forgotten until unconsciously rather than by an act of will it would be called upon in some unpredictable future.
excerpt from Cynthia Nolan, 'One traveller's Africa', Methuen and Co., London, 1965
- oil on hardboard
- 120.5 x 152.4cm board; 143.5 x 174.5 x 6.0cm frame
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- Signed l.r. corner, beige oil "N [in reverse]". Not dated.
- Purchased with grateful acknowledgement to Cynthia Nolan 2005
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- © Sidney Nolan Estate