stag at sharkey's

George Bellows

Stag at Sharkey’s, 1907

Ah man, what an incredible piece. One can almost see the flurry of punches being exchanged, almost hear the roaring of the crowd, almost smell the rancid, smoky atmosphere. This is a painting I’d love to see in person.

I just bought a bunch of books on older American and Canadian paintings by the way, so expect more posts on this kinda thing. Yeap.