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"Bang! Smash! Crack!": Bellows and Early Film

Nancy Mowll Mathews, the Eugénie Prendergast Senior Curator of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art, Emerita, at Williams College Museum of Art, discusses the relationship between George Bellows and early film. With the growth of early film and its presentation as an art form, artists began to strive to create living portraits and dynamic action scenes.

Presented January 27, 2013, in conjunction with the exhibition George Bellows, on view November 15, 2012–February 18, 2013

This program was made possible by The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts.

Collections, The American Wing (49)

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Her Body in Motion
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A Timeless Replica
(00:01:49) 831 views

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A Goddess Takes Aim
(00:01:53) 1365 views

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Poised to Hear More
(00:01:36) 568 views

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Between Life and Death
(00:02:56) 619 views

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A Body Responds in Dance
(00:01:58) 523 views

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The Artist at Work
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Motion Drapes a Body at Rest
(00:02:05) 285 views

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The Making of a Bronze Statue
(00:10:06) 1828 views

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Murder at the Met
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The New American Wing Galleries
(00:02:37) 1804 views

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Teen Screens—Set in Stone
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New American Wing Galleries
(00:16:11) 4099 views

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The Electrotyping Process
(00:03:05) 4047 views