Sunday, 27 November 2011

Both members of this club, by George Bellows

I"m captivated by these stunning boxing paintings by the American artist George Bellows (1882-1925 ).
The first is called... " Both members of the club " and the second is titled " stag at Sharkey's.  The intensity of the sharply lit figures in the dark atmosphere of a private club. The drama of the movement emphasized by the rough brush strokes. The savage crowd baying for blood. The painting's bring to mind the work of Francis Bacon.