The Venus of The Hague – 18-05-20 Last session with my model was fruitful and I had a mirror in mind like I used in my drawing ‘In hoc signo – 14-10-19’. I was satisfied with the result then and I sold it very quicky. Time to emulate it but the mirror at this moment reflecting her in the evening hours just didn’t work that well so I start sketching her without. Strange how the subconsciousness works because having her pose in this position only remind me to ‘The Rokeby Venus’ by Velázquez when it was almost finished. Recaptulating the process, I must have searched for such a pose because I had my mind set on a mirrored pose. I guess drawing a cherub holding the mirror must have felt too corny. Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) Artist: Corné Akkers
The Venus of The Hague – 18-05-20 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 Anatomy, 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: akkers, finearts, corne, drawing, drawings, femalefigure, nude, venus, graphite, grafiet, potlood, dessin, zeichnung, potlood, pencil, crayon, bleistift, hatching, netherlands, paper, nu, nackt, desnudo, modelsession, art, arts, arte, arta, artista, artiste, artist, artistic, realism, realisme, realistic, figurative, seni, sanat, kunst, kunstzinnig, impressionism, impressionisme, impressionist انطباعية#, 印象派, ιμπρεσιονισμός, 印象主義, импрессионизм, سبک هنریامپرسیونیسم, impresszionizmus, impresionismo, realiste, realist.
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.