Friday, October 7, 2011

The Friday Evening Nudes

Tonight I feature (and quickly) the nudes of American figurative painter George Tooker, whose work is generally associated with the Magic Realism and Social Realism movements.

We're planning a trip to NYC and a visit to The Whitney Museum of American Art, where a sampling of Tooker's work will be featured in the exhibition Real/Surreal, along with other artists of the same bend.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Tooker lived and worked in Windsor, Vermont. His religious panel works hang in the St. Francis of Assisi Parish, of which Tooker was an avid member. We're planning a visit there this weekend. That should provide enough material for a more comprehensive post on George Tooker.









Here you go and off I go to dinner! To my American friends and family, have a safe holiday weekend. To everyone peace and love and lots of sunshine. After a very long rainy spell, it looks like we're going to have fine weather in Western New England, finally!



~ Gina

7 comments:

  1. Well done Gina! Have a great dinner wonderful New England weekend. We all need this weekend of no rain, and lots of art! Hug Gin

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  2. Excellent. Thanks for introducing me to another artist I did not know

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  3. Beautiful works. I learn so much from you. Have a great trip.

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  4. His work really is very graceful and tender, isn't it?

    I wish you a wonderful trip to NYC and a peaceful, happy holiday weekend. It's Canadian Thanksgiving too.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by, all! I hope you'll be back for a more official post on George Tooker. His work is not well known. Of course, since his death in March of this year, there has been more attention focused on him. Isn't that often the case...

    imac and yogi - especially nice to hear from you again. My apologies for not being out and about on the blogs these days. I do think of you both and I am always happy to notice a new post from you.

    Jams - great!

    Susan - is Canadian Thanksgiving as big of a deal there as in the states? I've always wondered...

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  6. these are so lovely, such soft lighting and i love the younger women....beautifully tender, as susan said. xoxoxxo and so good to see you, my dear. ♥

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