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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 (46)

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Her Body in Motion
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A Timeless Replica
(00:01:49) 451 views

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A Goddess Takes Aim
(00:01:53) 698 views

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Poised to Hear More
(00:01:36) 260 views

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Between Life and Death
(00:02:56) 327 views

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A Body Responds in Dance
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The Artist at Work
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Motion Drapes a Body at Rest
(00:02:05) 163 views

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The Making of a Bronze Statue
(00:10:06) 1698 views

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Murder at the Met
(00:01:12) 2258 views

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The New American Wing Galleries
(00:02:37) 1764 views

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Teen Screens—Set in Stone
(00:04:00) 240 views

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New American Wing Galleries
(00:16:11) 4088 views

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The Electrotyping Process
(00:03:05) 3980 views