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Elegy To The Spanish Republic

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Elegy To The Spanish Republic
painting of woman enjoying painting by Robert Motherwell

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

Motherwell intended his Elegies to the Spanish Republic (over 100 paintings, completed between 1948 and 1967) as a "lamentation or funeral song" after the Spanish Civil War.

His recurring motif here is a rough black oval, repeated in varying sizes and degrees of compression and distortion. Instead of appearing as holes leading into a deeper space, these light-absorbent blots stand out against a ground of relatively even, predominantly white upright rectangles.

They have various associations, but Motherwell himself related them to the display of the dead bull's testicles in the Spanish bullfighting ring.

I create small studies like Elegy To The Spanish Republic 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.

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kind regards, Gerard Boersma


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