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Crying Girl

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Crying Girl
painting of a man enjoying a painting by Roy Lichtenstein

Gerard Boersma
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
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Roy Lichtenstein was a Pop Art painter mostly known for his paintings based on comic strips. These works usually portray the trivialization of culture endemic in contemporary American life.

In Crying Girl, the painting my figure is enjoying, Lichtenstein studies the gendered aspects of the female identity.

He highlights the glamorized idealization of an American girl. On the outside she seems beautiful and content, but the emotions in this painting burst out, showing that beneath the perfection she is truly struggling.

I create small studies like In Crying Girl in preparation for a finished piece or just as visual notes. I often use my small studies to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition.

These small studies are exclusively available through my shop and blog. All studies are signed on the reverse.

Shipping takes about two weeks no matter where you live in the world. Price includes shipping and handling. You'll receive your painting safely packaged and ready to frame.

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kind regards, Gerard Boersma