(Australia, England 22 Apr 1917–28 Nov 1992)
120.5 x 152.4cm board; 143.5 x 174.5 x 6.0cm frame
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
Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Author), I blame Duchamp: my life's adventures in art, Surry Hills, 2009, 64.
Barry Pearce (Australia) (Author), Frances Lindsay (Australia, b.1946) (Author), Lou Klepac (Australia; Croatia, b.1936) (Author), Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Author), Sidney Nolan, Sydney, 2007, 14, 51, 54, 178, 188 (colour illus.), 237. cat.no. 91
'Sidney Nolan and the genius of painting' by Barry Pearce, pg. 12-13., Look Jul 2006, Jul 2006, 12, 13 (colour illus.).
'Year in review: Australian art', pg. 20-22., Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 2006 2006, 2006, 20, 22 (colour illus.).
Savill Galleries [Sydney] (Australia), Sidney Nolan: miners, myths, wildlife, Paddington, 2005, (colour illus.). cat.no. 12
Christie's, Australia Pty. Ltd. (Australia) (Author), Christie's Australia. Australian and International Paintings, including Contemporary Australian art. Melbourne 1 & 2 May 2000, South Yarra, 2000, 226 (colour illus.). lot no. 263
Nicholas Isherwood (United Kingdom) (Author), Nolan's Nolans: a reputation reassessed, London, 1997. NOTE: General reference. Also see cat.no. 65: 'Rimbaud at Harar' 1963.
Waddington Galleries (England) (Compilator), Sidney Nolan (1989), London, 1989, (colour illus.). cat.no. 9
Brian Adams (Australia) (Author), Sidney Nolan: such is life, Melbourne, 1987, 160-167. NOTE: General reference.
Elwyn Lynn (Australia, b.1917, d.1997) (Author), Sidney Nolan: myth and imagery, London, 1967, 38-45. NOTE: General reference.
Hal Missingham (Australia, b.1906, d.1994) (Author), Sidney Nolan. Retrospective exhibition. Paintings from 1937 to 1967, Domain, 1967. cat.no. 120
Cynthia Nolan (Australia, b.1908, d.1976) (Author), One traveller's Africa, London, 1965, opposite 29 (illus.). titled 'Landscape'
'Nolan's African journey: a Bulletin portfolio', 'Roving reporter of art: Africa in vivid November from Larry Boys in London' by Larry Boys, pg. 32., Bulletin 24 Aug 1963, 24 Aug 1963, (colour illus.). titled 'Landscape'
G.S. Whittet, 'May days for the Moderns: London commentary', pg. 10-11., The Studio Jul 1963, Jul 1963.
Sidney Nolan retrospective exhibition. Paintings from 1937 to 1967, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 13 Sep 1967–29 Oct 1967.
Sidney Nolan retrospective exhibition. Paintings from 1937 to 1967, National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], 22 Nov 1967–17 Dec 1967.
Sidney Nolan retrospective exhibition. Paintings from 1937 to 1967, Western Australian Art Gallery, 09 Jan 1968–04 Feb 1968.
Sidney Nolan (1989), Waddington Galleries, 01 Feb 1989–25 Feb 1989.
Sidney Nolan: Miners, myths, wildlife (2005), Savill Galleries [Sydney], 25 Oct 2005–20 Nov 2005.
Sidney Nolan: Miners, myths, wildlife (2005), Savill Galleries [Melbourne], 29 Jan 2006–26 Feb 2006.
Sidney Nolan (2007-2008), Art Gallery of New South Wales, 03 Nov 2007–03 Feb 2008.
Sidney Nolan (2007-2008), Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 22 Feb 2008–18 May 2008.
Sidney Nolan (2007-2008), Queensland Art Gallery, 06 Jun 2008–31 Aug 2008.