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An image of Untitled (abstract) by Sidney Nolan

Sidney Nolan

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

Title
Untitled (abstract)
Other titles:
Abstract
Year
circa 1939
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
oil on blotting paper
Dimensions

44.5 x 57.3 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., black oil "Nolan". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 2013
Accession number
173.2013
Copyright
© Trustees of the Sydney Nolan Trust/Bridgeman Art Library
Location
Not on display
Further information

Nolan's early abstract experiment with formal structure through drawing is related to our 'Luna Park' 1941 painting as well as the artist's works on the theme of the tent, including designs for the 'Icare' ballet 1939-40.

Bibliography (1)

Andrew Sayers, Sidney Nolan drawings: a souvenir book of the exhibition at the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1989, 14. titled 'Abstract'

Exhibition history (1)

Sidney Nolan Drawings, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 09 Sep 1989–10 Dec 1989