Artwork Title: The Germans Arrive - Artist Name: George Bellows

The Germans Arrive

George Bellows, 1918

"...based on an actual account... gruesomely illustrated a German soldier restraining a young Belgian teenager whose hands had just been severed. ...[it was] argued that because Bellows had never been at the battlefront and had not witnessed at first hand the events he painted, he forfeited the right to paint them. Bellows responded sarcastically that he had not been aware that the great Leonardo da Vinci 'had a ticket of admission to the Last Supper.'"

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