De Lakenhal – 16-08-19 Last weekend I visited De Lakenhal at Leiden, Netherlands to see the exhibition ‘Rembrandt and the Golden Age’. Quite nice, also to see the refurbished museum. When I looked out the windows at the front of the building I was captured by the Oude Vest on which the light was filtered by the museum glass. It looked a little bit sinister and there were gloomy clouds in the sky which lead me to draw this one. There were some specific details on the entry wall I had to execute quite reastically in order to prevent the risk of unrecognizability. I rendered the trees in my roundism style though. The Winsor & Newton paper took care of a grainy effect, enhancing the gloom even more. Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Winsor & Newton paper (21 x 14.8 x 0.1 cm – A5 format) Artist: Corné Akkers
De Lakenhal – 16-08-19 was created by artist Corne Akkers in 2019. 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, Impressionism, Realism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Architecture, Cityscape, Composition, Figurative, Inspirational, People. The artwork was created in Pencil. The size of the original art is 21 (cms) H x 15 (cms) W.
Words which artist Corne Akkers feels best describe this work of art are: arte, art, arta, artista, artiste, artist, seni, sanat, kunst, فن, 艺术, कला, corne, akkers, corneakkers, clairobscur, creative, inspiration, dutch, finearts, graphite, iloveart, kunst, nederland, drawing, pencildrawing, pencil, potlood, bleistift, crayon, impression, realism, cubiste, kubisme, искусство, cubismo, cubistic, kubistisch, kubist, roundism, rondisme, アート, الرسم, кубизм, Κυβισμός, kubismi, lập thể, 입체파, ਘਣਵਾਦ, مذهب, קוביזם, 立體主義, キュビズム, արվեստ, művészet, leiden, lakenhal, impressionisme, impressionism.
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.