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The Surreal And Disturbing Paintings Of George Tooker

Some paintings transport the viewer to exotic and beautiful places, giving them a feeling of serenity and a sense of wonder, but if that's the feeling you're looking for then the paintings of George Tooker probably won't appeal to you.

However, if you appreciate both darkness and light, unafraid to embrace the horror and anxiety caused by human existence because they make us appreciate the serenity and beauty even more then take a trip into a Tooker painting.

George Tooker was born and raised in New York in the early 20th century, and his paintings reflect the uneasiness, alienation and depression felt by many in the wake of World War II, as people struggled to find their purpose in the post-modern world.

Read High Anxiety: The Surreal & Disturbingly Dreamlike Paintings Of George Tooker here


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