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By (author) Wally Caruana
By (author) Franchesca Cubillo
By (author) Anna Gray


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  • A stunning exploration of the development of art in Australia both before and after colonisation
  • Beautifully illustrated essays exlore the diverse influences on Australian artists, and in particular their relationship with the epic Australian landscape
  • Written by renowned experts in all aspects of Australian art, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Australian Art, Canberra
Full Description
This landmark book charts the development of Australian art, from early Aboriginal paintings and the work of the 1st colonial settlers, to the artists of today whose work reflects their culturally diverse background. Exploring this eclectic 300-year history, the book also celebrates key moments in the Australian canon, such as Sidney Nolan's iconic painting series that followed the exploits of the outlaw Ned Kelly, a project which began in the 1940s. In recent years artists such as Tracey Moffatt, Fiona Hall and Vernon Ah Kee have emerged, establishing a highly original native art scene of international standing. The art of this continent is indelibly linked to its epic landscape. This book focuses especially on this complex and evolving alliance, illustrated in paintings, prints, drawings and photographs, as well as film and video stills. The distinctive Australian terrain is in constant dialogue with its people; this book examines the ways in which Australian artists have sought to negotiate their identities in relation to the extreme conditions of their land.
About the Author
Wally Caruana is an independent curator, formerly a curator at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Franchesca Cubillo is curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Royal Academy of Arts
4th Jan 2017
240 mm x 280 mm
320 Pages
200 color, b&w
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