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26.10.17

This Is Not A Magritte- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Treachery Of Images (This Is Not A Pipe) By Rene Magritte

This Is Not A Magritte
painting of a woman enjoying painting Treachery Of Images (This Is Not A Pipe) by Rene Magritte

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
19 3/4" x 15 3/4" or 50 x 40 cm
2017

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The woman on my painting is enjoying 'Treachery Of Images' also known as 'This Is Not A Pipe' by Rene Magritte who painted it when he was 30 years old.

This much discussed picture shows a pipe, but below it, Magritte wrote: 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe', French for 'This is not a pipe.'

And that is of course true to some extent: the painting is not a pipe, but rather an image of a pipe. As is my painting not a Magritte, but rather an image of a painting by Magritte. That's why I entitled it 'This Is Not A Magritte'.

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25.10.17

Marilyn Monroe- Large Scale Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting Of Marilyn Monroe By Andy Warhol



Marilyn Monroe
painting of a woman enjoying painting of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
71" x 47 1/4" or 180 x 120 cm
2017

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After painting my very first large scale painting Kiss earlier this year I'm happy to present my second large scale painting of a woman enjoying a painting of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol.

In the following months after the death of Marilyn Monroe, Warhol made more than twenty silkscreen paintings of her, all based on the same publicity photograph from the 1953 film Niagara. By repeating the image, he evokes her ubiquitous presence in the media. 'The more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel,' Warhol has been reported to have said.

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4.10.17

American Flag- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Jasper Johns



American Flag
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Jasper Johns

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
29 1/2" x 20" or 75 x 50,5 cm
2017

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'One night I dreamed that I painted a large American flag,' Johns has said of this work, 'and the next morning I got up and I went out and bought the materials to begin it.' I thought the same thing after watching the news.

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28.9.17

Gambling Ladies- Two Elderly Ladies Gambling In Las Vegas

Gambling Ladies
two elderly ladies gambling in hotel lobby, Las Vegas

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
19 2/3" x 15 3/4" or 50 x 40 cm
2017

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The women on my painting are enjoying themselves in a hotel lobby in Las Vegas. As a painter I'm interested in small moments like this. To me it says a lot about todays society, about the way we see ourselves, the way we interact and also how we are influenced by all sorts of technologies, in this case the slot machines with its bright neon lights.

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27.9.17

Cupcake- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By Wayne Thiebaud

Silver Liz
painting of a man enjoying painting by Wayne Thiebaud

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
19 3/4" x 15 3/4" or 50 x 40 cm
2017

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The man on my painting is enjoying a painting of a cupcake by Wayne Thiebaud. Thiebaud is widely known for his colorful works depicting commonplace object like pies, lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, and hot dogs. Because of his interest in objects of mass culture, he is associated with the pop art movement. Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work.

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