10 thoughts on “Cars, highways, and isolation in Postwar America

  1. Automobiles were a bad idea that isolated people from the beginning. There is no road rage on sidewalks.

  2. I really like the graphic style of this very thought provoking painting. The cars look like angry beasts wanting to escape their cage.
    The 1950’s and earlier were the golden age illustration art for print ads. Thanks for incorporating them in your video.

  3. It bothers me how museums tend to keep the same work on display while keeping an enormous amount of amazing art in storage that almost never sees the light of day.

  4. What a cleverly subversive piece. You could have knocked me over with a feather telling me it was contemporary to the 50s! It didn't take humanity long to realise the dehumanising element that goes with mass consumerism and capitalism at large. I'm amazed that this was 3 years prior to Hamilton's "Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?". George Tooker certainly had his finger on the pulse of society's existential crisis.

  5. desde niño me he sentido de esa forma con los autos, una prision disfrazada de libertad. que genial descubirir que el sentimiento ya fue convertido en arte. Gracias por enseñarme tanto. Saludos desde Bolivia

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