An image of Desert

Sidney Nolan

(Australia, England 22 Apr 1917 – 28 Nov 1992)

Desert

Location
Not on display
Further information

'Of course Rimbaud … at a certain point … started to push further and to attribute musical sounds to the structure of his words … and all painters and poets I think try and aspire to music in that sense because music has the most immediate effect on the sensations. You know, it's obvious when you are in the concert hall, that everybody, after a while if the music is working, they all start to breathe in the same rhythm, you can feel it'.
Sidney Nolan 1980

After settling at The Rodd in 1983, Nolan took up spray painting. Although his mission to return to abstraction had begun a few years before, it now produced the final blossoming of his painting.

Year
1986
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
182.5 x 160.0 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Signed and dated verso on stretcher, black charcoal "May 86 nolan". Signed top c. verso on stretcher, black charcoal ".... NOLAN".
Credit
Gift of Bond Street City Freeholds Ltd 1989
Accession number
95.1989
Copyright
© The Trustees of the Sidney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library