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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 (52)

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A Goddess Takes Aim
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Her Body in Motion
(00:01:46) 1164 views

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A Timeless Replica
(00:01:49) 929 views

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Poised to Hear More
(00:01:36) 675 views

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Between Life and Death
(00:02:56) 811 views

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A Body Responds in Dance
(00:01:58) 593 views

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The Artist at Work
(00:01:42) 345 views

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Motion Drapes a Body at Rest
(00:02:05) 323 views

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The Making of a Bronze Statue
(00:10:06) 1973 views

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Murder at the Met
(00:01:12) 2596 views

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The New American Wing Galleries
(00:02:37) 1824 views

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Teen Screens—Set in Stone
(00:04:00) 263 views

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New American Wing Galleries
(00:16:11) 4109 views

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The Electrotyping Process
(00:03:05) 4102 views