Golden Reality – 14-09-20 Golden Reality My last drawing was slightly cubistic but today I did this realistic one, that I would like to name ‘Golden Reality’. Realism is not a style that I employ very often, that is why. I just wanted to see what the golden pastel stick and pencils could bring me and I am quite surprized that the result looks rather velvet and soft. After Degas With Edgar Degas in mind, in this one I let model do something like reading in this particular case. Degas drew lots of women performing activities like dancing, washing, etc. and I suddenly realized I could let them do stuff too. Here she is reading a book on Hadrian that I happen to have next to my bedside. She actually started to read the book and whe discussed the man and the Roman Empire. Perhaps a great idea for a painting? I let my brain marinate on that. Color Scheme Due to the razor light qualities of the LED lamps only parts of the body were illuminated. Such spawned exciting and strange color effects, tearing the bandwith of the light apart and turn them into blues, pinks, yellows and purples. The only thing I added was some saturation that I cranked up some more. I kept the tonal bandwith like I saw it. Even though it is extreme, it put the focus on the reading process entirely. Thus my goal was reached. Colored pencil drawing on Talens Mixed Toned Color paper (21 x 29.5 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format) Artist: Corné Akkers
Golden Reality – 14-09-20 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 Fine Art, Impressionism, Realism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Composition, Erotic, Figurative, Inspirational, Nudes, People. The artwork was created in Pencil. The size of the original art is 21 (cms) H x 30 (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, coloredpencil, modeldrawing, livemodel, reading, inspiration, dutch, finearts, iloveart, kunst, drawing, pencildrawing, pencil, bleistift, crayon, impression, realism, cubiste, egypt, искусство, realism, realisme, アート, الرسم, кубизм.
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.