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Sidney Nolan\'s Ned Kelly

Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly

The Ned Kelly Paintings in the National Gallery of Australia
A non fiction book by

Sidney Nolan (1917--1992) built a compelling narrative around the figure of Ned Kelly, a colorful and wronged anti-hero in homemade armor, and the comic-opera police who pursue him through the vast and featureless Australian bush landscape. The mythologizing of Ned Kelly -- a horsethief hanged in Melbourne in 1880, at age 25 -- did not start with Nolan&#237;s paintings, but his images remain the most enduring and instantly recognizable versions. With the stark black silhouette of Ned Kelly, Nolan found his most powerful symbol and poetic metaphor for Australians&#237; relationship with their land.

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Paperback Editions

June 2002 : Australia Paperback
thumbTitle: Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly: The Ned Kelly Paintings in the National Gallery of Australia
Author(s): Murray Bail, Sidney Nolan, Andrew Sayers
ISBN: 0-642-54201-5 / 978-0-642-54201-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: National Gallery of Australia
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