Artwork Title: The Wrestlers - Artist Name: George LuksArtwork Title: The Wrestlers - Artist Name: George Luks

The Wrestlers, 1905

George Luks

Criticized for his poor handling of human anatomy, Luks answered his detractors by rendering this complex scene of 2 nude wrestlers. The artist’s perspective was radical for the time. Luks’s composition effectively presses the viewer to the edge of the wrestling pit, thereby emphasizing the down-at-heels setting. The jarring vantage point also evokes the sweaty underbelly of modern urban life, a theme for which he and fellow members... (http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/the-wrestlers-32922)

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