Art: Home Sweet Homeland

"Australia is the center of our life " says Painter Sidney Nolan. "The sky there seems ten times higher than it is any where else, and the ants in the dry grass glitter as if they were under a microscope." This same fierce pride in their heritage burns deep in other Australian artists. Scorning the abstract fashion, they return time and again in their paintings to the myths, people and endless horizons of their sun-scorched homeland. Nowhere is that feeling better expressed than in Sidney Nolan's lyrical fusion of landscape and legend, William Dobell's...

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