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19.1.18

1984- Still Life Study Of Books With Special Edition Of George Orwell's Classic



1984
small still life study of books with special edition of George Orwell's classic 1984

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2018

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One of my favorite books of all time is George Orwell's classic 1984. When I saw this awesome cover of it with the blacked out title and author's name by Penguin Books I knew I had to paint it.

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18.1.18

Whistler Books- Painting Of Books On Artists James McNeill Whistler And Others



Whistler Books
painting of books on artists James McNeill Whistler and others

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2012

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James McNeill Whistler is one of my all time favorite artists and when I saw this book on the bookshelf I knew I wanted to paint it. I love how he looks at us with this bold self assured look of his. I also love how his whole life is cramped into this bundle of pages. That's what remains of us after we're gone I guess: a bunch of stories with a price tag on it. Let's make it a good story.

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16.1.18

Card Players- Woman Enjoying Painting By Paul Cézanne



Card Players
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Paul Cézanne

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

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In his mid-fifties and at the height of his career, Cézanne began a series of paintings, drawings, and watercolors of card players. Cézanne referred to this series as 'souvenirs of the museums', as they were steeped in art historical references to paintings by past European masters. Painting a woman enjoying this piece in a museum adds another layer to these references.

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kind regards, Gerard

15.1.18

Mona Lisa- Man Enjoying Painting By Fernando Botero



Mona Lisa
painting of a man enjoying painting by Fernando Botero

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
7" x 6" or 17 x 15 cm
2018

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The figure on my small study is enjoying a rendition of Leonardo da Vinci‘s Mona Lisa by Fernando Botero. This Colombian artist began his career by copying famous paintings and became known for his 'fat figures'. His style is unique, recognizable from a mile away and has its roots in satire.

In painting Mona Lisa, Botero has created an image that is so very far removed from the delicate and enigmatic Mona Lisa by Leonardo, that this image almost feels like it is a parody.

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in progress pic of Mona Lisa

12.1.18

Guernica- Man Enjoying Painting By Pablo Picasso



Guernica
painting of a man enjoying painting by Pablo Picasso

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

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Guernica is probably Picasso's most famous work and certainly his most powerful political statement. He painted it as an immediate reaction to the Nazi's devastating casual bombing practice on the Basque town of Guernica during Spanish Civil War.

Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians. This work has gained a monumental status, becoming a perpetual reminder of the tragedies of war, an anti-war symbol, and an embodiment of peace.

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10.1.18

Division Of The Plane- Man Enjoying Painting By M.C. Escher



Division Of The Plane
painting of a man enjoying painting by MC Escher

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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9.1.18

The Problem We All Live With- Commissioned Portrait Of Cori And Maia Enjoying Painting By Norman Rockwell



The Problem We All Live With
commissioned portrait of Cori and Maia enjoying painting by Norman Rockwell

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
35 1/2" x 27 2/3" or 90 x 70 cm
2017

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In the home of my collector Chuck from San Diego hangs a print of Norman Rockwell's 'The Problem We All Live With' .

It is considered an iconic image of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States as it depicts a little girl escorted to school by four U.S. marshals.

This is a much discussed piece at Chuck's household, especially by his daughter Maia and grand-daughter Cori. So much so that Chuck asked me to paint both of them in front of this great painting by Rockwell.

It was true pleasure to paint and I especially love that Cori and Maia are holding hands. This little gesture adds so much to this painting. The portrait of Cori and Maia was a Christmas gift and as Chuck told me it was the hit of the holidays. Everybody loved it and to hear that just makes me feel so blessed!

kind regards, Gerard

8.1.18

Men In The City- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By Robert Longo



NMen In The City
man enjoying painting by Robert Longo

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

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2.1.18

Mondrian Lines- Study Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Piet Mondriaan



Mondrian Lines
study of a woman enjoying painting by Piet Mondriaan

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2017

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29.12.17

Dots- Study Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Damien Hirst



Dots
study of a woman enjoying of dots by Damien Lichtenstein

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6 3/4" x 6" or 17 x 15 cm
2017

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