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Persecuted lovers Theme: Encounters

Artist: Arthur BOYD
Birth/Death: 1920–1999

Title: Persecuted lovers

Credit Line: A.R. Ragless Bequest Fund 1964. Collection: Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

In 1951 30-year-old Arthur Boyd travelled to Central Australia where he witnessed the strained relationships between indigenous Australians and white Australians. In Persecuted lovers, a painting from the series Love, Marriage and Death of a Half-Caste 1957–58 a rifleman takes aim on two lovers with silent murderous anticipation.

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