• Sun. Jun 26th, 2022

Sidney Nolan ,the famous Australian painter has an iconic painting called the ” Footballer ” (1946) on display at the Ian Potter Centre of the NGV .

Painted whilst Nolan lived in St Kilda it is believed to be of 1940s St Kilda legend Keith Miller .

Nolan, who died in 1992 , is no longer able to confirm of deny this.

The attendance by Nolan at the footy and his choice of subject matter prove that footy appeals to many even the artistic intelligentsia .

Nolan’s work is globally respected and highly valued . His Kelly series of paintings are legendary .

AFL football as depicted in this 1940’s piece proves it was a popular spectator sport even then .

Have a look at this great painting and see the early aussie rules player in his striped jumper , jersey , guernsey .

Today' s Saints Jumper
Today' s Saints Jumper