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Australian Paintings

Aboriginal people inhabited Australia for thousands of years before Great Britain claimed the eastern half of it in 1770. The colonies formed the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901, which is now one of the wealthiest countries in the world. The earliest major works by Australian artists are landscape, and artists throughout Australian art history have continued to refer back to landscape.

Thomas Watling painted landscapes in the 1700s, and Joseph Lycett and John Glover were important 19th century Australian landscape painters. Landscapes incorporating aboriginal people parallel American landscape paintings with Native Americans. Earlier depictions have a noble savage theme; and later images romanticize a disappearing civilization.

The European avant-garde strongly influenced Australian... Read more

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SIDNEY NOLAN (1917-1992) Leda and the Swan ripolin on paper

March 20, 2018, 6:30 PM AEDT
Melbourne, Australia

AUD3,600 (starting bid)

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SIDNEY NOLAN (1917-1992) Waterlily Series #11 1975 spray enamel on masonite

March 20, 2018, 6:30 PM AEDT
Melbourne, Australia

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