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Paris likes Ned Kelly paintings
PARIS, Wed: leon Casscu, an outstanding Trench art critic, warmly praises an exhibition of paintings by the Australian artist, Sydney Nolan.
Hie exhibition which opened in Paris today, depicts 20 episodes irt the life of Ned Kelly.
Jean Cassou, who is director of the Paris Museum of Modern Art, described Nolan's paintings a# "the work of a- true poet and true painter."
"With Nolan's exhibition Aus- tralian painting appears as a new revelation,"" says Caasou.
"Nolan is the singer of a mar- vellous chronicle of knighthood and romance. He has astonish- ing imagination and gifts of i imagery.
"We feel in his work some- thing- instinctive, truly primi- tive, i
"He is a painter who creates in us a wonder of something new being born."
rsydney Nolan is one of the foremost of the younger Mel- bourne painters. His- Kelly pic- tures, painted on Masonite-, were exhibited in Melbourne some time ago, when they attracted na public interest whatever, and were ignored or condemned hy most of the then critics.
The Kelly pictures were taken to Paris for exhibition by John and Sunday Reed, of Heidel- berg. All of them belong to Mt and Mrs Reed, with the excep- tion of one, which is the pro- perty of the writer of this foot- note. Clive Turnbull.]