I always wanted to do a piece after Rembrandt's Jeremiah lamenting Jerusalem's destruction and I could not find a more appropiate subject than the horrific destruction of Aleppo. Pastel drawing on Canson Mi-Teintes Touch paper (50 x 65 x 0.1 cm)
The widow of Aleppo - 18-05-17 was created by artist Corne Akkers in 2017. This art piece , which is part of the Pastels - Corne Akkers portfolio, is a Pastel artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Abstract, Cubism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Anatomy, Cityscape, Composition, Nudes. The artwork was created in Pastel. The size of the original art is 47 (cms) H x 63 (cms) W.
Words which artist Corne Akkers feels best describe this work of art are: abstract, akkers, artist, artista, artiste, arts, corne, cubism, corneakkers, cubisme, cubismo, cubist, cubistic, dessin, drawing, dutch, female, femme, finearts, frau, pastel, pasteles, pastell, buyart, thehague, kubistisch, model, nackt, nederland, netherlands, nude, nue, creative, pasteldrawing, tekening, vrouw, woman, seni, sanat, zeichnung, في, naakt, inspiration, k?bizm, abstractie, kubisme, syria, kubist, الرسم, кубизм, مذهب, art, roundism, rondisme, 立體主義, 立体主义, キュビズム, کوبیسمတ, التكعيبي.
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.