Introduce Genre painting with the work of post-Expressionist George Bellows then create a dramatic original painting of a sports figure in motion.
George Bellows grew up in Ohio. During his senior year of college, he left Ohio State University to study painting in New York with Robert Henri, who was a Post-expressionist, and a member of the Ash Can school of art, which dealt with gutsy realism. Unlike most of his colleagues, Bellows never studied in Europe. He was interested in painting what he knew, the U.S. scene, and is probably best known for his expressive boxing paintings (see Stag at Sharkey's).
Bellows painted many examples of American Genre painting (pronounced John-ra), which means scenes of everyday life. He revived lithography (a printing technique) in the United States, and his prints are as important as his paintings.
To create a Genre painting, begin with your favorite sport, and select a figure to paint in motion, as Bellows did in his dramatic boxing scenes.
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