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The Conversation

Best wishes and a happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a great time, I know I did. I had a splendid evening with my girlfriend and friends, but the weather wasn't working with us. It was really foggy out here, you couldn't see anything at all. I never saw fog that tight before, we had about one metre sight and we literally had to find our way back home. Well anyway, here's todays painting and the first painting of 2008. I thought it was quite appropriate with the contrast between the old and the new.

On my painting a lady is looking at an old painting in the worldfamous Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, like you can read on the bag the lady is carrying. I titled this piece 'The Conversation', because I felt the man on the painting and the woman were talking to each other, despite the enormous space of time between the two of them. The young lady is looking up to the man, but you could also say she's standing on his shoulders, like we all stand on the shoulders of our forefathers.

kind regards, Gerard Boersma

The Conversation
G. Boersma
acrylics on masonite
11.8" x 15.7", 30 x 40 cm


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