Self Portrait – 20-05-19 A quick sketch in pastel and charcoal after I completed my graphite pencil drawing ‘Wijk bij Duurstede – 20-05-19’ this evening. I didn’t want to go to bed yet and I always fancied doing a self portrait with my pakol I got from a friend. Conté carré and charcoal drawing on Ingres pastel paper (24 x 30 x 0.1 cm) Artist: Corné Akkers
Self Portrait – 20-05-19 was created by artist Corne Akkers in 2019. This art piece , which is part of the Pastels - 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, Figurative, Inspirational, People, Portrait. The artwork was created in Pencil. The size of the original art is 30 (cms) H x 24 (cms) W.
Words which artist Corne Akkers feels best describe this work of art are: akkers, artist, artista, arts, clairobscur, corne, drawing, dutch, figurative, finearts thehague, hatching, holland, kunst, nederland, netherlands, pencil, houtskool, charcoal, pastels, pastel, tekening, zeichnung, abstractie, art, arte, arta, artista, artiste, artist, impressionism, impressionisme, impressionistic, impressionist, realism, realisme, realistic, realiste, realist, kunst, 藝術, アート, искусство, արվեստ, קונסט, nghệthuật, فن, ხელოვნება, művészet, 艺术, seni, សិល្បៈ, कला.
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.