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In his early twenties, Bellows moved to the city from Ohio, where he had attended the Ohio State University and played baseball and basketball. Typical subjects for Henri, Bellows, and their Ashcan brethren included rough-and-tumble youths, working class people, immigrant communities, and the hubbub of the urban street.
While still in his twenties, Bellows painted Both Members of This Clubone of his most recognizable images. Style, composition, and color In the painting, two men, one white and the other black, on the left and right respectively, engage one another in a prizefighting boxing for cash prize ring.
Bellows applied paint with a quickness and sketchiness that echoes the energetic movement of the athletes and the flickering of low light as it bounces across the faces of the rowdy, restless audience. The forms, while distinct, are not delicately rendered, but instead are roughly described.
They are also apparent in the streaks of red, evoking blood, by the elbow of the white boxer, along his ribs and stomach, and across his neck and chin. Boxers detailBoth Members of This Club,oil on canvas, x The fighter on the right lunges forward, gaining momentum by pushing off an extended and unnaturally attenuated right leg, into the left fighter, whose right knee seems ready to buckle beneath him.
Several layers of the crowd define the base of this compositional triangle. Bellows illuminated the composition to spotlight the action, thus associating the ring with a theater stage.
The obscure darkness of the background largely precludes any perception of recession into space, and also creates the feeling of a dangerous and secretive atmosphere. For a time, Bellows lived across the street from Sharkey Athletic Club one institution that took part in this subterfugewhere he could readily observe men fighting.
Race and boxing Bellows keyed in to the racial dynamics of his era by pitting a black fighter against a white fighter.
He showed Both Members of This Club at the Exhibition of Independent Artists inthe year of a much-anticipated fight between heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson and his challenger Jim Jeffries.
Racial animosity dramatized coverage of the fight, a contest in which Johnson ultimately proved victorious. They grimace, shout, and stare bug-eyed at the drama before and above them.
Crowd detailBoth Members of This Club,oil on canvas, x Bellows painted this canvas inthe year after the publication of what are often considered the first two social psychology textbooks.
Yet Bellows' work was not insular. His boxing pictures relate to images that fellow Ashcan artist Everett Shinn created of the theater. Part of the crowd? We are implicated as part of the bloodthirsty crowd directly behind the heads of the front row spectators, while simultaneously separated from this crowd as visitors in the hushed and refined space of an art gallery.
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American George Bellows vividly portrayed boxing matches in Stag at Sharkey’s () and Both Members of This Club ().
Bellows’s lithograph of Luis Firpo knocking Jack Dempsey out of the ring is perhaps the most famous of all boxing scenes.
• In your own words, create a formal analysis of the painting by George Bellows entitled Both Members of this Club, Write the title, artist, and date that the artwork was created.
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