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Body Talk

Academic Conversations

We’re pairing up eight academics to have a chat…

Hear them discuss the work of Bellows, the Ashcan School, the body and what it means to collect American art.

These conversations will take place in the gallery on Thursday 3 November, and audio recordings will be available to listen to, here, from Monday 28 November.

 

We have asked them to talk about:

“How is materiality significant to the depiction of bodies in this moment?”

Chris Riopelle and Kate Bourguignon

 

 

 “What factors shaped the way Bellows and other Ashcan School artists approached nude studies?”

Amy Werbel and John Fagg

 

 “How do Bellows’s nudes relate to his urban scene painting and his work for magazines?”

Adam Greenhalgh and Rachel Sanders

 

 

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Harper’s Weekly, 20 June 1914, pp.2-3, p f AP2 .H2. Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections University of Birmingham

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Harper’s Weekly, 2 May 1914, pp.16-17, p f AP2 .H2. Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections University of Birmingham

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George Bellows, Nude, Miss Bentham, 1906 (detail). Oil on canvas. © The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham