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The Lines

In nature there are no straight lines, it's invention of man and a pretty useful one I may add. I'm not sure if you can see it but the woman is wearing a shirt with stripes and I thought the contrast between this and the painting is quit interesting. It shows that nature doesn't allow perfectly straight lines.

The painting on the right by the way isn't by Mondriaan but by Van Doesburg, another artist from De Stijl movement. While painting it I noticed his compostion is very solid. You can't leave one line out, otherwise the whole image looses its power. Quite surprising!

kind regards, Gerard Boersma

The Lines
G. Boersma
acrylics on masonite
6" x 6", 15 x 15 cm


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