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19.4.18

Sell The House, Sell The Car, Sell The Kids- Boy Enjoying Painting By Christopher Wool



Sell The House, Sell The Car, Sell The Kids
boy enjoying painting by Christopher Wool

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

SOLD

This painting shows a young child enjoying Christopher Wool's Sell The House, Sell The Car, Sell The Kids. I usually don't paint children in museums, but I couldn't resist this boy in front of Wool's painting. To me it adds a lot of meaning and symbolism.

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18.4.18

Op Art - Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Victor Vasarely

Op Art
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Victor Vasarely

G. Boersma
acrylic on MDF
15 3/4" x 12" or 40 x 30 cm
2018

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Todays painting is a slightly larger version of an earlier study. I want to see what happened when I amped up the scale a bit. I'm thinking about doing an even larger one of this theme. The painting is almost black and white, but of course it isn't really. I like that.

Victor Vasarely was a French-Hungarian artist credited as the father of the Op Art movement, short for Optical Art. Utilizing geometric shapes and colorful graphics, the artist created compelling illusions of spatial depth, as seen in this work my figure is enjoying in a museum.

Painting Op Art really is a weird experience. The checker board kept on dancing before my eyes and I had to take regular breaks and rub my eyes for a minute. They don't call it Op Art for nothing!

If you're interested in purchasing this small study just send me an email to info@gerardboersma.nl or click on the link above.

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17.4.18

Two Boys In A Pool- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By David Hockney

Two Boys In A Pool
painting of a man enjoying painting by David Hockney

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
10" x 9 1/2" or 25 x 24 cm
2018

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11.4.18

Movement In The Squares - Painting Of Woman Enjoying Op Art Painting By Bridget Riley

Movement In The Squares
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Bridget Riley

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

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Known for her optically vibrant paintings and distinct visual language Bridget Riley has been celebrated as one of Britain’s leading artists since the 1960s. The woman on my painting is enjoying her well know painting entitled Movement In The Squares from 1961.

Like my other op art painting this time too the checker board kept on dancing before my eyes and I had to take regular breaks and rub my eyes for a minute. But it's worth it!

If you're interested in purchasing this small study just send me an email to info@gerardboersma.nl or click on the link above.

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10.4.18

Salvator Mundi- Self Portrait Of Me Enjoying Painting By Leonardo Da Vinci



Salvator Mundi
self portrait of me enjoying painting by Leonardo Da Vinci

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

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This painting shows me enjoying Salvator Mundi by Leonardo Da Vinci.

The painting shows Jesus Christ as Salvator Mundi (Latin for Savior of the World). Da Vinci painted it around 1500. Jesus gives a benediction with his right hand raised and two fingers extended, It sold last year for a record breaking 450 million and is currently the most expensive painting ever to be sold at auction.

I thought it was a perfect theme for my ongoing series of people in museums and of course there's a lot of symbolism here too.

If you're interested in purchasing this painting just send me an email to info@gerardboersma.nl or click on the link above.

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9.4.18

In The Car- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Roy Lichtenstein

In The Car
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Roy Lichtenstein

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

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The woman on my painting is enjoying a painting by Roy Lichtenstein. In The Car is one of a series from the early 1960s in which Lichtenstein deals with the theme of romance. He would paint his works on a monumental scale, much enlarged from his original source material of comic-strip illustrations. His paintings present archetypal images of contemporary America, simultaneously glamorous, mundane, dramatic and impersonal.

If you're interested in purchasing this small study just send me an email to info@gerardboersma.nl or click on the link above.

kind regards, Gerard

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7.4.18

Op Art - Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Victor Vasarely

Op Art
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Victor Vasarely

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

SOLD

Victor Vasarely was a French-Hungarian artist credited as the father of the Op Art movement, short for Optical Art. Utilizing geometric shapes and colorful graphics, the artist created compelling illusions of spatial depth, as seen in this work my figure is enjoying in a museum.

Although I'm happy with the results, painting this small study was quite a drag. The checker board kept on dancing before my eyes and I had to take regular breaks and rub my eyes for a minute. They don't call it Op Art for nothing!

If you're interested in purchasing this small study just send me an email to info@gerardboersma.nl or click on the link above.

kind regards, Gerard

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5.4.18

Hunters In The Snow- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By Pieter Bruegel

Hunters In The Snow
painting of a man enjoying painting by Pieter Bruegel

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

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My figure is enjoying Hunters In The Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The painting from 1565 shows a wintry scene in which three hunters are returning from an expedition accompanied by their dogs. This Northern Renaissance work is one of a series of works, five of which still survive, that depict different times of the year.

The overall visual impression is one of a calm, cold, overcast day; the colors are muted whites and grays, the trees are bare of leaves, and wood smoke hangs in the air. Several adults and a child prepare food at an inn with an outside fire. Of interest are the jagged mountain peaks which do not exist in Belgium or Holland.

If you're interested in purchasing this small study just send me an email to info@gerardboersma.nl or click on the link above.

kind regards, Gerard

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29.3.18

Tete A Femme- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Pablo Picasso

Tete A Femme
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Pablo Picasso

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

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When I'm painting a small study like Tete A Femme I get a better understanding of the artist who created the painting my figure is looking at. I get a rare chance to crawl into the skin of Picasso for a moment and reenact his creation. I absolutely love that!

If you're interested in purchasing this small study just send me an email to info@gerardboersma.nl or click on the link above.

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27.3.18

Pink Marilyn- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting Of Marilyn Monroe By Andy Warhol



Pink Marilyn
painting of a man enjoying painting of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol

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

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I recently made a painting of a woman enjoying a painting by Alex Katz (Black Hat, see other listing), I really liked the almost monochrome (one color) style of that painting and wanted to experiment some more with that style resulting in this painting of a man enjoying a portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol. It looks pretty cool to me!

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kind regards, Gerard

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