Scene from the Nebudchadnezzar series signed, watercolour and gouache 50 x 62cm (19 11/16 x 24 7/16in).
Arthur Boyd's Nebuchadnezzar series comments on the representation of the human condition, originally influenced by viewing a self-immolation protest against the Vietnam War. The title, Nebuchadnezzar, was named after the story of the King of Babylon who captured and destroyed Jerusalem within The Old Testament. Within this series Boyd compares Nebuchadnezzar with America's participation with the Vietnam War. Boyd was an Australian artist concentrating on Australian landscapes and expressionist figures, as seen here with Boyd's use of harsh brushstrokes and bright colours to present the anguish of the protest Boyd witnessed.