De Hofvijver – 20-03-20 A unique situation: everybody all around the world at home and as to me: I got nothing to do except for painting and sketching but hey that is what we artists do all the time. So I do not feel like in a lock-down, even though all dinner parties and drinks with friends are postponed. Now you feel what artists feel! Busy during the daytime with my new Frida Kahlo painting I fill the evenings with drawing. I browsed through my reference pictures and I remember saving this one I took of De Hofvijver (The Court’s Pond) at The Hague. I liked doing an impressionistic one again, keeping a rather rough edge. I put a simple philosophy down for you: Light is life, a virus only survives in the dark. Light is creation and is contrary to all things obscure. Light is life and I hope the luminescence in this one is conducive to the evaporation of the Corona shadow. Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm – A4 format) Artist: Corné Akkers
De Hofvijver – 20-03-20 was created by artist Corne Akkers in 2020. 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 Impressionism, Realism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Architecture, Cityscape, Composition, Figurative, Inspirational. The artwork was created in Pencil. The size of the original art is 30 (cms) H x 21 (cms) W.
Words which artist Corne Akkers feels best describe this work of art are: akkers, artist, artista, arts, clairobscur, corne, corneakkers, drawing, 인상주의, figurative, finearts, 印象派, hatching, 印象派, kunst, city, Импрессионизм, אימפרסיוניזם, cityscape, impressionism, thehague, hofvijver, impressionism, graphite, pencil, potlood, tekening, zeichnung, انطباعيةr, abstractie, art, arte, arta, artista, artiste, artist, realism, realisme, realistic, realiste, realist, kunst, 藝術, アート, искусство, արվեստ, קונסט, nghệthuật, فن, ხელოვნება, művészet, 艺术, seni, សិល្បៈ, कला, 印象派.
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.