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17.9.18

Guernica 2.0- Woman Fiddling With Phone In Front Of Painting By Pablo Picasso



Guernica 2.0
painting of a woman fiddling with phone in front Guernica by Pablo Picasso

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
2018

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Guernica is probably Picasso's most powerful political statement. He painted it as an immediate reaction to the Nazi's bombing 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. It's now seen as a universal symbol against war. The woman on my painting is staring at her phone.

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7.9.18

Jackie Kennedy- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Andy Warhol



Jackie Kennedy
painting of a woman enjoying painting of Jackie Kennedy by Andy Warhol

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
2018

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The woman on my painting is looking at a portrait of Jackie Kennedy by Andy Warhol. In the weeks that followed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, Warhol began to collect pictures of the widowed First Lady that flooded the popular press.

He had silkscreens made of his various Jackie images and began to print them on small canvases with blue- and gold-colored grounds. The close-cropped images here reproduces a moment shortly before any shots were fired and soon after.

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31.7.18

Starbucks- Painting Of Man Working At Starbucks



Starbucks
painting of a man working at Starbucks

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
36 1/2" x 27 2/3" or 93,3 x 70 cm
2015

SOLD

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Art Deco- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By Alphonse Mucha

Art Deco
painting of a man enjoying painting by Alphonse Mucha

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
35 1/2" x 27 2/3" or 90 x 70 cm
2018

I recently made a few studies of people enjoying works of art by Alphonse Mucha. I settled on making this larger piece of a man enjoying his painting entitled 'Reverie' which means 'dreaming'.

Alphonse Mucha was a Czech painter and decorative artist best known for his distinct Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style, an art movement that was most popular between 1890 and 1910. Mucha produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs.

Art Nouveau means New Art and was a reaction to the academic art of the 19th century. It was inspired by Celtic art and natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers The painting my figure is enjoying is a clear example.

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10.7.18

Ikea



Ikea
painting of a woman and man looking for 'art' in Ikea store

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
36 1/2" x 27 2/3" or 93,3 x 70 cm
2007

In an Ikea store painting of I saw a woman and a man looking for so-called paintings.

Of course the art they're looking at isn't real art, these are just prints on canvas not even limited in edition. Thousands of the same image are in circulation and many have them in their homes. I thought it would be interesting to paint those images as a way to elevate them to real art.

With Ikea I want to raise questions about consumerism and of course just make an image that's beautiful to look at too.

If you're interested in purchasing this painting just send me an email to info@gerardboersma.nl stating the title for more information and price.

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13.6.18

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
35 1/2" x 23 2/3" or 90 x 60 cm
2018

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The woman on my painting is enjoying In The Car by Roy Lichtenstein in a museum. In The Car is one of a series from the early 1960s in which Lichtenstein deals with the theme of romance.

Lichtenstein would paint his pop art 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.

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12.6.18

Welder- Painting Of A Man Welding



Welder
painting of a man welding

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
20 x 20" or 51 x 51 cm
2010
SOLD

This is a commissioned piece I did some years ago. I still love the contrast between light and dark.

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11.6.18

Guardian- Attendant Guarding Simon Vouet's Venus And Adonis



Guardian
painting of attendant standing in front of
Simon Vouet's Venus and Adonis
as seen in the Getty Center in LA

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
36 3/4" x 22 2/3" or 93,3 x 57,5 cm
2009
SOLD

In 2009 I visited Los Angeles as I was showing my work at the LA Art Show. Friends who were so kind to let me stay at their house urged me to visit the Getty. So I did!

Located on a hill and accessible only by a little train this museum not only offers spectacular art, the views are spectacular as well.

Inside I saw this guard in front of Simon Vouet's Venus and Adonis. I took a picture which I later used as a reference.

Quite a while later my friends visited the Getty themselves and recognized the guard from my painting!

They asked if he knew a painter from the Netherlands had paint him in front of this baroque painting. Of course he didn't had a clue and was quite surprised to hear so!

My friends made sure he saw an image of the painting in which he played a leading role. He absolutely loved it!

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7.6.18

Waste Of Time- Painting Of My Brother Lying On The Couch At My Parent's House To Watch Some TV

Waste Of Time
painting of my brother lying on the couch at my parent's house to watch some tv

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
15" x 20" or 38 x 51 cm
2005

One night, I believe it was Christmas eve, I saw my brother lying on the coach at my parent's house to watch some television. I grabbed my camera, took a pic which I later used as a reference for this painting.

If you look closely you see a lamp, a donkey and a dog sitting on top of the tv. My parents actually had those things there.

To me the lamp symbolizes enlightenment. That's the relief you think you get from watching tv. In reality it's a burden to watch, represented by the donkey. But you faithfully keep on watching anyway. This faith is symbolized by the dog.

By the way, did you notice that there's literally nothing to watch already?

All the best, Gerard

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6.6.18

New York Movie- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By Edward Hopper

New York Movie
painting of a man enjoying a painting by Edward Hopper

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
59" x 48" or 150 x 120 cm
2018

A movie theater is a place where you can escape for a few hours into a different world. The usherette in Hopper's painting probably has seen the movie a thousand times and just waits for its ending.

In the meantime she leans against the wall reflecting her own thoughts. But while doing so she also invites the viewer to reflect on theirs. I invite you to do the same.

New York Movie and Ballet Dance Class will be first shown to the public at the summer show at Galerie Twee Pauwen in The Hague.

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All the best, Gerard

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