Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly 1946 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Sunday Reed 1977

Ned Kelly 1946 Sidney NOLAN Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992 Movements: England and Australia from 1950 enamel on composition board h x w cm Gift of Sunday Reed 1977

Sir Sidney Nolan: Landscape 1978-9. I've always loved Nolan's explorations of the Ned Kelly myth. In a number of paintings, Kelly appears to be an empty suit waiting to be populated with our own imaginings...

Sir Sidney Nolan: Landscape I've always loved Nolan's explorations of the Ned Kelly myth. In a number of paintings, Kelly appears to be an empty suit waiting to be populated with our own imaginings.

Sidney Nolan: Kelly And His Armour, 1962.

Sydney Nolan… In Kelly And His Armour (right), Nolan paints the outlaw as a real person. He stands, eyes downcast, naked beside his defiant, cartoon cut-out armour; the macho myth exposed and vulnerable.

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