The Venus of The Hague – 18-06-20 A version in straight lines, quite angular was bound to appear in my mind after the (sur)realistic one. So there you have it. I tried to maximize openess in planes and the outer contour delineation of the bodily strucures, whereas I maintained the focus on the end of the buttocks and beginning of the calves. Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, 4B) on Strathmore Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format) Artist: Corné Akkers
The Venus of The Hague – 18-06-20 was created by artist Corne Akkers in 2020. This art piece , which is part of the Drawings - Corne Akkers portfolio, is a artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as . The genre portrayed in this piece of art is . The artwork was created in . 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: The Venus of The Hague – 18-06-20.
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.