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13.12.18

Les Deux Femmes (Two Women)- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Fernand Léger

Les Deux Femmes (Two Women)
painting of woman enjoying a painting by Fernand Léger

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

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Fernand Léger embraced the Cubist notion of fracturing objects into geometric shapes, but retained an interest in depicting the illusion of three-dimensionality.

Léger's unique brand of Cubism was also distinguished by his focus on cylindrical form and his use of robot-like human figures that expressed harmony between humans and machines.

Influenced by the chaos of urban spaces and his interest in brilliant, primary color, Léger sought to express the noise, dynamism, and speed of new technology and machinery that captured the optimism of the pre-World War I period.

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12.12.18

Mont Sainte Victoire Seen From Bellevue- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Paul Cezanne

Mont Sainte Victoire Seen From Bellevue
painting of woman enjoying a painting by Paul Cezanne

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

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Mont Sainte-Victoire Seen From Bellevue is a landscape painting by French artist Paul Cézanne. The subject of the painting is the Montagne Sainte-Victoire in Provence in southern France.

Cézanne spent a lot of time in Aix-en-Provence at the time, and developed a special relationship with the landscape. This particular mountain, that stood out in the surrounding landscape, he could see from his house, and he painted it in on numerous occasions.

The painting shows clearly Cézanne's project of rendering order and clarity to natural scenes, without giving up the optical realism of Impressionism. Both the light and the colours of the painting give the impression of a pattern that is not imposed on nature, but is there naturally.

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11.12.18

10.12.18

Summer On The Beach (L'ete Sur La Plage)- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Joan Miro

Summer On The Beach (L'ete Sur La Plage)
painting of woman enjoying a painting by Joan Miro

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

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7.12.18

Croix Noire (Black Cross)- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Kazimir Malevich

Croix Noire (Black Cross)
painting of woman enjoying a painting by Kazimir Malevich

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

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Kazimir Malevich was the founder of the artistic and philosophical school of Suprematism. He invented this term because he believed that art should transcend subject matter. The truth of shape and color should reign 'supreme' over the image or narrative.

His ideas about forms and meaning in art would eventually constitute the theoretical underpinnings of abstract art. Malevich worked in a variety of styles, but his most important and famous works concentrated on the exploration of pure geometric forms.

With the piece 'Black Cross' Malevich explores an important aspect of human life, that of the power to choose between two options. In some cases, this choice is reduced to one between good and evil. In other situations, it is not so obvious which option is good or will bring results down the road. Perhaps that is what my figure is thinking about as well.

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30.11.18

The Lark- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Hans Hofmann

The Lark
painting of woman enjoying a painting by Hans Hofmann

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

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Hans Hofmann was one of the most important figures of the Abstract Expressionists and celebrated for his exuberant, color-filled canvases. He believed fervently that a modern artist must remain faithful to the flatness of the canvas support.

Nature was the origin of art, Hofmann believed, and no matter how abstract his pictures seemed to become, he always sought to maintain in them a link to the world of objects.

Although the suggestion of movement was critically important to Hoffmann his foremost medium of expression was color: 'The whole world, as we experience it visually,' he said, 'comes to us through the mystic realm of color.'

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29.11.18

Abstracto Rojo- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Ad Reinhardt

Abstracto Rojo (Abstract Red)
painting of woman enjoying a painting by Ad Reinhardt

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

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Ad Reinhardt was a prominent American abstract artist, writer, critic, and educator. Although commonly associated with the Abstract Expressionists, his work had its origins in geometric abstraction.

In this work, subtle variation in hue creates a grid, an effect intended to be neither symbolic nor referential but purely optical. Reinhardt argued for the elimination of sentiment from art. 'I don’t understand, in a painting,' he said, 'the love of anything except the love of painting itself.'

Although Reinhardt sought to remove all references to the external world from his pictures, he remained convinced that his art had the potential to affect social change. He also maintained an interest in various types of mysticism. Something perhaps my viewer is enjoying.

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27.11.18

No. 1 (PH-142)- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By Clyfford Still

No. 1 (PH-142)
painting of man enjoying a painting by Clyfford Still

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

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Clyfford Still was an American painter, and one of the leading figures in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, who developed a new, powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II.

Still's overriding theme is the existential struggle of the human spirit against the forces of nature, a notion that finds expression in the vertical forms that reach defiantly through the majority of his compositions, and a struggle he evoked in his phrase 'the vertical necessity of life.'

His expansive fields of color have sometimes been likened to caves or vast abysses momentarily illuminated by crackling flares of light. A believer in art's moral value in a disorienting modern world, Still would go on to influence a second generation of Color Field painters.

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23.11.18

Maisons à l'Estaque- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By George Braque

Maisons à l'Estaque
painting of woman enjoying a painting by George Braque

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

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Maisons à l'Estaque or Houses at l'Estaque is a 1908 oil painting by Cubist painter Georges Braque. L'Estaque is a fisherman’s village in the surroundings of Marseille well-known for its fabulous landscapes celebrated by Paul Cézanne.

Houses At L'Estaque is considered to be the very first Cubist landscape. In this painting, the artistic rendering and structure of composition is more important than transcribing a feeling of reality. The landscape is reduced to its essential, patterned by various scattered shapes and the limited use of color.

The painting prompted art critic Louis Vauxcelles to mock it as being composed of cubes which led to the name of the movement Cubism.

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21.11.18

Night Windows- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Edward Hopper

Night Windows
painting of woman enjoying a painting by Edward Hopper

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

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Attending to private affairs in her apartment, the anonymous woman in Night Windows is unaware of any viewer's gaze. The composition of three windows allows for a dramatic setting of illuminated interior against dark night. The painting exposes the voyeuristic opportunities of the modern American city and the contradiction it offers between access to the intimate lives of strangers and urban loneliness and isolation.

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