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Shaken to his Core: The Untold Story of Nolanís Auschwitz

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This month, the Sydney Jewish Museum will exhibit a collection of 50 Auschwitz works by the acclaimed Australian artist, Sir Sidney Nolan, that have never been seen before in Australia.

The series was painted with great intensity in late 1961, during the trial of the infamous Nazi, Adolf Eichmann, and as Nolan prepared to visit Auschwitz on an art commission.

Until recently, these paintings remained mostly hidden away, their stories untold for over half a century - yet they reveal a darker side of the late artist, who was best known for his depictions of the mythology of bush life in Australia, including his paintings of bushranger Ned Kelly.

Image: Portrait of Sidney Nolan by Albert Tucker (State Library of Victoria)

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Where: Sydney Jewish Museum, 148 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
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Thank you for posting this. It sounds very interesting and I probably wouldn't hear about it if it weren't for Weekend Notes!
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