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Ballet of wind and rain

Colin Colahan (1897-1987)
Ballet of wind and rain, Colin Colahan, Australian War Memorial, ART25701

Ballet of wind and rain was Painted in Holland or Belgium late in the war, in February 1945, when Colahan was travelling through recently liberated regions of war-torn Europe during his second appointment to paint the Australian forces. This work, with its loose brushwork, captures four fighter pilots combating the elements. As Allied forces advanced into north-west Europe, squadrons were based in Holland and Belgium to support the European war's final campaigns.

Oil on canvas 50.8 x 60.9 cm
Painted in Holland or Belgium, 1945
Acquired under official war art scheme in 1946
Australian War Memorial

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