Engaging with Realism: Edouard Manet and George Bellows
22 March 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
Both the French artist Edouard Manet and the American artist George Bellows saw their respective worlds through the lens of realism. The curators of Manet: Portraying Life
and ‘George Bellows’ – MaryAnne Stevens, Ann Dumas, and Charles Brock (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC) – probe the two artists’ individual interpretations.
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