George Bellows: The Bridge, Blackwell's Island

The Bridge, Blackwell’s Island: George Bellows

George Bellows’ The Bridge, Blackwell’s Island depicts spectators watching, as we do, the spectacle of a boat scything through a lively current on the river under an unpredictable sky.

Bellows, an American modernist, uses thick paint to show the unfathomability of the body of water especially, and the gigantic size of the bridge. This picture was painted in 1909, Blackwell’s Island was renamed to Roosevelt Island in 1973 in honour of World War 2 United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

George Bellows’ The Bridge, Blackwell’s Island is in the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio in the United States.

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