A Dramatic Turn: Bellows, Urban Beauty, and the Crisis of the Great War
10 May 2013
In the Reynolds Room, a John Madejski Fine Room
George Bellows, New York, 1911. Oil on canvas, 106.7 x 152.4 cm.
National Gallery of Art, Washington. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington. Photograph Greg Williams
George Bellows brilliantly documented America’s urban scene in the early 1900s and explored first-hand both the beauty and violence of city life. Professor David Lubin, Wake Forest University, describes how Bellows refocused his attention during the Great War to bear artistic witness to atrocities he read about but did not see.
6.30–7.30pm, followed by a drink.
A limited number of tickets will be available on the door of the event from 6pm.
Evening lecture only / Friends of the RA
Evening lecture and entry to 'George Bellows (1882-1925): Modern American Life' £16 / £7 reductions (students, jobseekers and people with disabilities)
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This event is supported by Friends of the RA
, as part of the Adult learning programme.