[Head of a Gallipoli soldier]
|Title||[Head of a Gallipoli soldier]|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Date made||15 November 1961|
|Medium||textile dye on coated paper|
|Measurement||overall: 63.6 x 52.2 cm|
Portrait of a Gallipoli soldier. Nolan was very interested in Australian types and faces and he wanted to show that these bushmen and city lads had been isolated at Gallipoli with all their exuberance, youth and innocence, to be confronted with the horrors of war. It relates to Nolan's concept of the hero as part of the Australian and ancient Greek ideal.