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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

Louis Vuitton- Woman In Front Of Window Shop Louis Vuitton



Louis Vuitton
painting of a woman in front of window shop Louis Vuitton

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
15 3/4" x 12" or 40 x 30 cm
2017

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I made this a commissioned piece earlier this year. I'm thinking about doing something similar on a larger scale. Nothing definitive yet.

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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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26.9.17

Silver Liz- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Portrait Of Elizabeth Taylor By Andy Warhol



Silver Liz
painting of a woman enjoying painting of Elizabeth Taylor by Andy Warhol

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 a portrait of Elizabeth Taylor by Andy Warhol. This portrait reflects the artist’s fascination with female celebrity. He first painted her portrait in 1963 when she was at the height of her career. Yet she was also severely ill with pneumonia. In this portrait Warhol used a publicity photograph for Taylor’s film ‘Butterfly 8’ as the basis for the screenprint. It is typical of his 1960s Pop style with vibrant, flat blocks of color.

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22.9.17

The Village- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By Marc Chagall



The Village
painting of a man enjoying painting by Marc Chagall

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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On the painting we see my figure enjoying a painting by Marc Chagall. Painted the year after Chagall came to Paris in 1910, 'I and the Village' is influenced by memories of the artist's place of birth and his relationship to it.

In the village, peasants and animals lived side by side, in a mutual dependence here signified by the line from peasant to cow, connecting their eyes. I and the Village is nostalgic and magical, a rural fairy tale: objects jumble together, scale shifts abruptly, and a woman and two houses, at the painting's top, stand upside-down. This daringly whimsical style were at the time considered groundbreaking and very enjoyable up to this day.

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20.9.17

Ballet Dancer- Self Portrait Of Me Enjoying Painting By Degas



Ballet Dancer
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Picasso

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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On this painting you see me enjoying a painting of ballet dancers by Edgar Degas.

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19.9.17

Flowers- Woman Enjoying Painting By Banksy



Flowers
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Banksy

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
15 3/4" x 12" or 40 x 30 cm
2017

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The woman on my painting is enjoying a painting by street artist Banksy. This iconic stencil illustration continues to stand out among all of the Bristol artist's work. The subject, who appears to be involved in a riot, wears a handkerchief and backwards cap and is depicted armed with a bouquet of flowers instead of a Molotov cocktail.

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18.9.17

Le Rêve- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Picasso



Le Rêve
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Picasso

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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The woman on my painting is enjoying Le Rêve (French, 'The Dream') by Pablo Picasso. Picasso then 50 years old, portrayed his 22-year-old mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter. It is said to have been painted in one afternoon, on 24 January 1932. It belongs to Picasso's period of distorted depictions, with its oversimplified outlines and contrasted colors resembling early Fauvism.

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17.9.17

3 Women- Two Women In Museum With Painting Nana By Manet

3 Women
two women in museum with painting Nana by Manet

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2012

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The two women on my painting are sitting on a bench in a museum. In the background we see a glimpse of Edouard Manet's painting Nana.

This painting shows a young and beautiful woman who stands before a mirror with two extinguished candles, her face turned to the spectator. Her dress is incomplete; she wears a white chemise, blue corset, silk stockings and high-heeled footwear.

Both the title and the numerous details suggest that the picture represents a high class prostitute and her client. 'Nana' was a popular assumed name for female prostitutes during the second half of the 19th century, but I'm not sure my figures are aware of that.

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15.9.17

Self Portrait Andy Warhol- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Andy Warhol



Self Portrait Andy Warhol
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Andy Warhol

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
36" x 23 2/3" or 91,5 x 60 cm
2017
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The woman on my painting is enjoying a self portrait from 1966 by Andy Warhol. In the latter part of his career, Warhol focused more and more on portraiture. He created portraits of people he admired: Michael Jackson, Grace Jones, Muhammed Ali as well as wealthy socialites he met on the New York social circuit.

By the mid-1960s, Warhol had amassed a huge public following. Engaging in the painting of self-portraits only further cultivated his fame. In time, Warhol’s self-portraits became as famous as the iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor. The artist had himself become a celebrity.

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14.9.17

Limited Edition Prints Of Drowning Girl Now Available



Drowning Girl
limited edition print of my original painting of a woman enjoying painting by Roy Lichtenstein

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
10" x 8" or 25 x 20 cm
2017

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13.9.17

Auto-Portrait- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Self-Portrait Tamara De Lempicka In Green Bugatti



Auto-Portrait
painting of a woman enjoying self-portrait Tamara De Lempicka in Green Bugatti

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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The woman on my painting is enjoying a self portrait by Tamara de Lempicka, which she painted in Paris in 1929. On the painting we see Tamara driving a Green Bugatti. It was commissioned by the German fashion magazine 'Die Dame' for the cover of the magazine, to celebrate the independence of women. It is one of the most best-known examples of Art Deco portrait painting.

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12.9.17

Figure No. 5- Painting Of Man Looking At Painting By Charles Demuth



Figure No. 5
painting of a man enjoying painting by Charles Demuth

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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Charles Demuth completed eight abstract portraits between 1924 and 1929 as tributes to modern American artists, writers, and performers. Though not a physical likeness, Demuth created this portrait of his friend, the poet and physician William Carlos Williams, using imagery from Williams’s poem "The Great Figure," which evokes the sights and sounds of a fire engine speeding down the street. The intersecting lines, repeated "5," round forms of the numbers, lights, street lamp, and blaring sirens of the red fire engine together infuse the painting with a vibrant, urban energy. Demuth derived the title from the poem.

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8.9.17

Copyright- Self Portait Of Me Enjoying Painting By Banksy



Copyright
self portrait of me enjoying painting by Banksy

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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This morning Ebay informed me they were forced by the Keith Haring Foundation to take down the auction of my painting Heart due to copyright issues. In response to the claim I painted this self portrait of me looking at a painting by Banksy.

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6.9.17

Heart- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting By Keith Haring



Heart
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Keith Haring

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2017

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Update: This morning friday sept 8 Ebay informed me they were forced by the Keith Haring Foundation to take the auction of this painting due to copyright issues. A good friend contacted me soon after and purchased the painting.

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4.9.17

Jackie Kennedy- Painting Of Woman Enjoying Painting Of Jackie Kennedy By Andy Warhol



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

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

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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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3.9.17

Love- Man Enjoying Painting By Robert Indiana



Love
painting of a man enjoying painting by Robert Indiana

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
20" x 15" or 50,5 x 38 cm
2017

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Few Pop images are more widely recognized than Indiana's LOVE. Originally designed as a Christmas card commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in 1965, LOVE has appeared in prints, paintings, sculptures, banners, rings, tapestries, and stamps.

Full of erotic, religious, autobiographical, and political underpinning, LOVE is both accessible and complex in meaning. It was co-opted as an emblem of 1960s idealism. Perhaps that's what my figure is thinking about on this painting.

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21.8.17

Drowning Girl- Woman Enjoying Painting By Roy Lichtenstein



Drowning Girl
painting of a woman enjoying painting by Roy Lichtenstein

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
36" x 24" or 91,5 x 60 cm
2017

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The woman on my painting is enjoying Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein. It is one of the most representative paintings of the pop art movement, and part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection since 1971.

The painting is considered among Lichtenstein's most significant works. Drowning Girl has been described as a "masterpiece of melodrama", and is one of the artist's earliest images depicting women in tragic situations, a theme to which he often returned in the mid-1960s.

The painting shows a teary-eyed woman on a turbulent sea. She is emotionally distressed, seemingly from a romance and my figure is taking it all in. The work is derived from a 1962 DC Comics panel. It is one of several Lichtenstein works that mention a character named Brad who is absent from the picture.

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15.8.17

Limited Edition Prints Of Jackie Kennedy Now Available From Aug 15 Until Aug 22



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

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

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3.8.17

Kiss- Large Scale Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By Gustav Klimt



Kiss
painting of a man enjoying painting by Gustav Klimt

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

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After being locked up in my studio for over a month I'm happy to present my very first large scale painting Kiss!

It measures a whopping 71x47" or 180x120cm. By far the largest hyperrealism painting I did thus far. For years I dreamt of painting something that big and that's why I organised a crowfunding event on Kicktstarter back in may.

Even though I didn't get fully funded with the support of my backers I was finally able to paint a really big one! So thank you all for your support, I really, really appreciate it!!!

Kiss shows a man enjoying a painting entitled The Kiss by Gustav Klimt. He painted it between 1907 and 1908, the highpoint of his so-called Golden Period, when he painted a number of works in a similar gilded style. I always loved this painting and thought it would be a perfect motive for my first large scale painting.

I'm now in process of getting everybody their rewards. If you haven't gotten yours, hold tight, it will get to you soon!

I'm also looking forward to paint more museum pieces (large scale I hope!) and exhibit them together in the nearby future.

Prints of Kiss are still available until aug 8. Just click here to your limited edition print while you still can!

Thanks again and I'll keep you posted!

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14.7.17

Catalogue- Woman Browsing Catalogue Of Library On Computer

Catalogue
painting of a woman browsing the catalogue of a library on a computer

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
36 3/4" x 27 2/3" or 93,3 x 70 cm
2005

I was first attracted to this scene because of the stillness. Even though there's is lot going on around her (lots of books), she just sits there working quietly, but diligently on the computer. I love that sense of serenity and untroubledness. I also love the way she uses a modern day invention to look up an old one: her favorite book. I just couldn't help but paint it.

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23.6.17

Kickstarter Campaign Ended

Kickstarter Campaign Ended

Yesterday my Kickstarter campaign to support me to paint large scale masterpieces came to an end. I'm sorry to say I didn't get fully funded, but happy to report I got enough backers to paint one large painting!

This last month has been something of a roller coaster with lots of ups and downs, but I'm thrilled about all the support you guys gave me. So thank you once again and now I'll start work on my large painting! Of course I keep you updated!

All the best, Gerard Boersma

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21.6.17

Last day Kickstarter campaign to help me paint large masterpieces

Last day on Kickstarter Campaign

Last day on Kickstarter to support me to paint large scale masterpieces. Donate or spread the word will you still can!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/338321865/gerard-boersma-painting-large-hyperrealism-masterp

Thank you for your support!

All the best, Gerard Boersma

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