After Two Interludes Graphite pencil drawing ‘Art Deco Nude – 16-09-22’ follows after two impressionist interludes. Park Hoog Oostduin – 14-09-22 I made because I was quite content with the leafy appeance in Het Sterrenbos – 12-09-22. Turns out the Ingres paper supports blurry strokes nicely. I most certainly will do more in the near future now Autumn is approaching. For the time being I also wanted to pick a another vintage picture from the 1920s. Unfortunately I don’t have anyone to give credit to. I google images searched it but didn’t find any author. Hail to him or her! Extrapolated Lines As to this motif I suffered from the same insecurity as in Art Deco – 11-08-22. That one also shows a female form that has her arms and knee stretched out. That makes a figure quite ‘open’ so-to-speak. As an artist you have to make a choise what to depict. If you want to show the whole figure that means there’s an awful lot of negative – abundant – space around her. Hence the extrapolated lines, stemming from the bodily features. I like to think it’s my own invention but I don’t know for sure. Instead of keeping the very end of the paper untouched I hatched the paper almost completely black in this one. I liked the dramatic effect it had in my last cubist nude. Batsheba? Extrapolated lines automatically enclose planes when they intersect. I’d like to think that says something about the theme. I don’t know. I tried to hatch as many of such planes close to the body to a complete black. Planes farther away from the body I rendered slightly lighter. Lo and behold, I even got myself a foreshortened Star of David to the left of her buttocks. What could that mean? That she is jewish or that Jahwe support female nudity? Another Batsheba by accident? Pitt Graphite Matt pencil (Faber-Castell) drawing on Hahnenmühle paper (24 x 31 x 0.1 cm) Artist: Corné Akkers
Art Deco Nude – 16-09-22 was created by artist Corne Akkers in 2022. This art piece , which is part of the Drawings - Corne Akkers portfolio, is a Drawings / Sketch artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Cubism, Fine Art. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Anatomy, Composition, Figurative, Inspirational, Nudes, People. The artwork was created in Pencil. The size of the original art is 31 (cms) H x 24 (cms) W.
Words which artist Corne Akkers feels best describe this work of art are: arte, art, arta, artista, artiste, artist, artdeco, deco cubism, cubisme, seni, sanat, kunst, فن, 艺术, कला, corne, akkers, corneakkers, clairobscur, creative, inspiration, dutch, finearts, graphite, iloveart, drawing, pencildrawing, pencil, potlood, bleistift, crayon, realism, cubiste, искусство, cubismo, cubistic, アート, الرسم, кубизм, Κυβισμός, kubismi, lập thể, 입체파, ਘਣਵਾਦ, مذهب, קוביזם, 立體主義, キュビズム, արվեստ, művészet, nude, nu, nackt, naakt, desnudo.
My work can be seen in many countries all over the world. I employ a variety of styles that all have one thing in common: the ever search for the light on phenomena and all the shadows and light planes they block in. My favorites in doing so are oil paint, dry pastel and graphite pencil. It is not the form or the theme that counts but the way planes of certain tonal quality vary and block in the lights. Colours are relatively unimportant and can take on whatever scheme. It is the tonal quality that is ever present in my work, creating the illusion of depth and mass on a flat 2d-plane. I combine figurative work with the search for abstraction because neither in extremo can provide the desired art statement the public expects from an artist. Besides all that, exaggeration and deviation is the standard and results in a typical use of a strong colour scheme and a hugh tonal bandwith, in order to create art that, when the canvas or paper would be torn into pieces, in essence still would be recognizable.
I teach art (drawing / painting) at Voorburg, Netherlands where I have my second studio next to my first at The Hague, Netherlands, where I live.