George Bellows Mural in the Short North

On January 22nd, we walked throughout the Short North looking at murals.  This mural is a recreation of a George Bellows painting entitled, "Cliff Dwellers".  This mural was painted by Curtis Goldstein and his wife Michelle Attias.  We looked at it from a distance and discussed the painting's composition: the city and the scene that was taking place.  We also got up close and looked at some of the brush strokes and the details.  We compared the neighborhood in the painting to the neighborhood in the Short North.  Later we met with Curtis at Cup O' Joe where he discussed this mural with us.  We also interviewed him about what kind of materials we should use and how we should begin planning our mural.  Curtis told us, "part of my mission as an artist is to get people to be proud of where they're from" and that "art should serve a social purpose".  

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