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The Leaf Of The Artichoke Is An Owl

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The Leaf Of The Artichoke Is An Owl
painting of a woman enjoying a painting by Arshile Gorky

Gerard Boersma
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
2018
free shipping

André Breton, leader of the Surrealist group, assigned this work its title based on a meal he shared with Gorky, during which Breton associated an artichoke leaf with an owl.

Gorky's interest in unpremeditated or automatic gestures was aided by his use of thin, liquid paint, which he poured onto the canvas, allowing it to seep freely into the support. As a realist artist it's kinda fun to take a break and just splash some paint around!

I create small studies like The Leaf Of The Artichoke Is An Owl 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


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