Happy Fourth of July to our American visitors. One of our newest acquisitions, Bellows’ ‘Men of the Docks’ depicts day labourers on the docks of Brooklyn, with Lower Manhattan visible in the distance. You can view it in room 45: http://bit.ly/1fzYEIq
George Bellows' "Forty-two Kids” elicited significant attention when it was first exhibited. It was recognized as “one of the most original and vivacious canvases” at the National Academy of Design’s 1908 exhibition. It was also viewed with “a pleasurable sensation” and relished for its “humor” and “humanity."
"American Masterworks from the Corcoran, 1815-1940" runs through May 3: 1.usa.gov/1KyEXsK.
George Bellows, "Forty-two Kids," 1907, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Collection (Museum Purchase, William A. Clark Fund)
The last in our series of podcasts is out now. This episode features Bellows’ ‘Men of the Docks’, Parmigianino’s ‘Madonna and Child with Saints’ and the Crucifix by the Master of Saint Francis. You can still listen to all 100 episodes here: http://bit.ly/1wXmBud
George Wesley Bellows was an American realist painter, known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City, becoming, according to the Columbus Museum of Art, "the most acclaimed American artist of his generation".Wikipedia