[Gallipoli landscape]

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number ART91291
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 30.4 x 25.4 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description wax crayon, textile dye on coated paper
Maker Nolan, Sidney
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made c 1960
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Gallipoli landscape with hills and cliffs. The landscape is quite dark with a grey/brown mass in the foreground and a mottled expanse of dark brown with white highlights patterned by the top of a brush in the middle ground. In the distance there are overlapping grey and green hills with a green sky applied with horizontal strokes and broken on the horizon by strokes of yellow and white crayon. Nolan gives a sense of lament and sadness in an empty landscape that has witnessed the horrors of war.