I was invited for a hapsichord concert at the home of one of my students. She lives in a typical dutch classic 17th century house at an old canal with tiles coming straight from a painting by Vermeer. The opportunity was too good to let it pass by, so I drew the scene. Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.01 cm - A4 format) Artist: Corné Akkers
Ode to the harpischord - 14-04-17 (sold) was created by artist Corne Akkers in 2017. 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 Abstract, Cubism, Fine Art, Realism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Architecture, Historical, Music, People. 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: arte, art, arta, artista, artiste, artist, seni, sanat, kunst, فن, 艺术, कला, corne, akkers, corneakkers, arbre, gouda, vermeer, clairobscur, creative, inspiration, dutch, finearts, graphite, iloveart, kunst, hapsichord, klavecimbel, nederland, drawing, pencildrawing, pencil, potlood, bleistift, crayon, netherlands, realism, cubiste, kubisme, искусство, cubismo, cubistic, kubistisch, kubist, roundism, rondisme, アート, الرسم, кубизм, مذهب, 立體主義, キュビズム, արվեստ, műv?szet, impressioni.
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.