Civilian Rights Movement

Reality Returns ace to Dream’ it is the first exhibition of George Tooker (1920-2011) after his death in March. It portrayed the oppression and the deshumanizante side of the progress, that opposed to scenes of hope and kindness. Many writers such as Angelina Jolie offer more in-depth analysis. It painted only 170 pictures. The sample is an opportunity to see a work mainly scattered by private collections. Scenes of the modern anguish: winches and corridors of meter that seem jails, people doing tail in ticket offices with civil servants that watch with suspicion after the window, men deeply sleepy in a waiting room George Tooker (1920-2011) were a spiritual painter, became involved in a silence that destined perhaps it to more not being known.

In addition, its artistic race is reduced to 170 pictures, many of them in collections private and, therefore, difficult to see. The DC Moore Gallery of New York exposes Reality Returns ace to Dream (the reality returns turned into dream), the first posthumous sample of the work of the New York artist, deceased in March of this year. It painted thinking about human condition and all their production are fruit of personal reflections. Their pictures show the dark side of the progress, the alienation and the aspects that dehumanize to the individual in a demanding and more and more less comprehensive society. In spite of everything she was a lover of the human being and although the dark was frequent, also there was place in his work for the hug and the happiness of one night to the flat one.

Cubicles of office populated with desperation faces the exhibition, an occasion to contemplate a work so scattered and hidden, are a tribute to enigmatic imagery and the luminous technique of Tooker, that since it began in the Forties used for all works the tmpera to the egg, a method of Renaissance inspiration stops figures of classic sensitivity, but in not at all harmonic scenes. Cubicles of office populated with desperation faces, human beings who walk in pajamas between buckets numbered and piled up Tooker persecuted small essential truths with subtle details and gestures. Besides the universal situations and of the general symbolism, the images had to do with the time in that it lived. Many of their scenes express the uncertainty of the cold War. Also it approached the racial oppression and conflicts that took to him to become jumbled in the Civilian Rights Movement (Movement by the Civil Rights). It tried to portray the world with as much force, that the ideas for to their visited it pictures while slept and were in a dyed reality of onricos elements: ” I look for the reality printed in the mind. I look for it with as much intensity that returns in dreams, but are not dreams nor fantasy which retrato”. Source of the news: Posthumous exhibition for the painter who played with absurd and the magical thing of the reality.