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17.10.18

Katz By Katz- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Self Portrait By Alex Katz

Katz By Katz
painting of woman enjoying self portrait by Alex Katz

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2018

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Katz was one of the first artists to return to figurative painting following Abstract art’s dominance at midcentury. Katz’s simplification of forms and elimination of detail relates to hard-edged Color-Field painting and to Pop Art’s emulation of commercial graphics—two early 1960s styles that influenced him.

Katz began concentrating on casual portraiture of family and friends in the late 1950s. Self-portraits appear periodically throughout his career. Never one to dwell on inner psychology, I wonder what my figure makes of this self portrait.

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15.10.18

Red Spot- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Wassily Kandinsky

Red Spot
painting of woman enjoying painting by Wassily Kandinsky

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2018

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An early champion of abstract painting, Wassily Kandinsky is known for his lyrical style and innovative theories on nonfigurative art. In his 1910 treatise Concerning the Spiritual In Art, Kandinsky made famous his belief that abstract colors and forms can be used to express the 'inner life' of the artist. Kandinsky had a strong interest in the relationship between art and classical music, this theme apparent in many of his paintings.

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12.10.18

Elegy To The Spanish Republic- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Robert Motherwell

Elegy To The Spanish Republic
painting of woman enjoying painting by Robert Motherwell

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2018

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Motherwell intended his Elegies to the Spanish Republic (over 100 paintings, completed between 1948 and 1967) as a "lamentation or funeral song" after the Spanish Civil War.

His recurring motif here is a rough black oval, repeated in varying sizes and degrees of compression and distortion. Instead of appearing as holes leading into a deeper space, these light-absorbent blots stand out against a ground of relatively even, predominantly white upright rectangles.

They have various associations, but Motherwell himself related them to the display of the dead bull's testicles in the Spanish bullfighting ring.

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10.10.18

Untitled (Ernok)- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Jean Michel Basquiat

Untitled (Ernok)
painting of woman enjoying painting by Jean Michel Basquiat

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2018

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Jean-Michel Basquiat was at the forefront of New York’s downtown avant-garde in the late 1970s and 80s. He was known to have pored over the medical textbook Gray’s Anatomy. Much of the anatomical imagery and diagram-like composition of his paintings, drawings, and prints is derived from that interest.

Later he was influenced by the bright, gestural symbology of graffiti. Basquiat’s unique and versatile style is deeply connected to the downtown New York music and arts scenes through his early work as a street artist.

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9.10.18

Last Supper- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Andy Warhol

Last Supper
painting of woman enjoying painting by Andy Warhol

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2018

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Andy Warhol's final series of paintings, The Last Supper, was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s world-famous masterpiece of the same title.

The seeming irreverence for the distinctions between the sacred and the profane, high art and commercial design reflects Warhol’s inevitable transformation of a deeply religious work into a cliché whose profound message has become muted through repetition.

Eerily prescient, The Last Supper was to be the last project of Warhol’s life. His sudden and unexpected death, just one month after the exhibition opened in Milan.

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8.10.18

Les Deux Personnages- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By Karel Appel

Les Deux Personnages
painting of woman enjoying painting by Karel Appel

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2018

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Karel Appel was an influential Dutch painter of the Cobra group whose figurative abstractions employed expressive colors and forms. He found inspiration in the artwork of children and the rejection of sophisticated aesthetic tastes.

'Painting, like passion, is an emotion full of truth and rings a living sound, like the roar coming from the lion's breast,” he once reflected. On my painting you see a man enjoying one of his works entitled Deux Personnages (French for Two Persons).

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4.10.18

Crucifixion- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Francisco Zurbaran

Crucifixion
painting of woman enjoying painting by Francisco Zurbaran

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2018

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The figure on my painting is looking at a painting of Jesus Christ by Francisco Zurbaran who painted it in 1627. Conforming to Counter-Reformation dictates, Zurbaran depicted the event occurring not in a crowd but in isolation. Emerging from a dark background, the austere figure has been both idealized in its quiet, graceful beauty and elegant rendering and humanized by the individualized face.

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3.10.18

Vir Heroicus Sublimis- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Barnett Newman

Vir Heroicus Sublimis
painting of woman enjoying painting by Barnett Newman

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2018

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Vir Heroicus Sublimis, Latin for 'Man, heroic and sublime', is Barnett Newman’s largest painting at the time of its completion. It's meant to overwhelm the senses.

Viewers may be inclined to step back from it to see it all at once, but Newman instructed precisely the opposite. When the painting was first exhibited, Newman tacked to the wall a notice that read: 'There is a tendency to look at large pictures from a distance. The large pictures in this exhibition are intended to be seen from a short distance.' Newman believed deeply in the spiritual potential of abstract art.

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2.10.18

Chief- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Franz Kline

Chief
painting of woman enjoying painting by Franz Kline

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2018

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In the late 1940s, chancing to project some of his many drawings on the wall, Franz Kline found that their lines, when magnified, gained abstraction and sweeping force.

Many canvases after this discovery reproduce a drawing on a much larger scale. The miniature becomes the monumental.

'Chief' was the name of a locomotive Kline remembered from his childhood, when he had loved the railway. Many viewers see machinery in Kline's images, and there are lines in 'Chief' that imply speed and power as they rush off the edge of the canvas.

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1.10.18

Hopeless- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Roy Lichtenstein

Hopeless
painting of woman enjoying painting by Roy Lichtenstein

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2018

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Hopeless is a typical example of Lichtenstein's Romance comics with its teary-eyed face and dejected woman filling the majority of the canvas. Lichtenstein made modifications to the original source using vibrant colors and bold and wavy lines to intensify the emotion of the scene. My figure is taking it all in.

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