Goodfellas and George Bellows

Last night I watched Martin Scorsese’s mob movie Goodfellas and was blown away by the gritty realism and exceptional dialogue and acting. I also couldn’t help but notice this painting of a boxing match by George Bellows (1882-1925) in the background of one of the restaurant scenes. Part of the Ashcan school of painters who preferred to depict prostitutes, drunks and tenements over pretty pastoral scenes, Bellows is a fitting choice for the movie.

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