David Peters Corbett
David Peters Corbett is professor of American art and director of the Centre for American Art at the Courtauld Institute, University of London.
Corbett, David Peters
Corbett, David Peters
United States of America
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Painted on Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine during the summer of 1913, George Bellows’s small oil on panel Churn and Break (fig. 1) depicts a shore and its surrounding sea. The observer’s gaze encounters a mound of dark, almost black, rocks, which glisten with trails of moisture and light. To the left, the sea, sweeping in a great wave up...