The Widow of Aleppo (2019) (sold) Drawng often is called the primary process and I like it so much, brimming over with an ocean of ideas, that I forget about transfering those ideas to the secondary stage: the canvas. There always is something to dust off and in 2017 I used ‘Nude – 03-09-15’ to work out a bigger theme, called ‘The Widow of Aleppo – 18-05-17’, after Rembrandt's painting Jeremiah lamenting Jerusalem's destruction. Since the war in Syria sort of came to an end but the people still suffer, I found it appropiate to do this anew but then in oil. I focused on the strong values in the bodily region while keeping the tonal bandwith in the upper right corner small, thus balancing out between strong tonality and the stronger color saturation to the upper right. Oil on linen (60 x 80 cm) Artist: Corné Akkers
The Widow of Aleppo (2019) (sold) was created by artist Corne Akkers in 2019. This art piece , which is part of the Oil Paintings - Corne Akkers portfolio, is a Paintings artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Abstract, Cubism, Expressionism, Fine Art. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Anatomy, Architecture, Composition, Figurative, Inspirational, Nudes, People. The artwork was created in Painting. The size of the original art is 60 (cms) H x 80 (cms) W.
Words which artist Corne Akkers feels best describe this work of art are: abstract, akkers, artist, artista, artiste, arts, művészet, corne, cubism, corneakkers, cubisme, cubismo, cubist, cubistic, ölgemälde, olieverf, dutch, female, femme, finearts, frau, 艺术 , कला , buyart, iloveart, kubistisch, nghệthuật, nackt, inspiration, creative, nude, nue, desnudo, oilpainting, creativity, painting, inspirational, seni, sanat, zeichnung, في, naakt, oil, kübizm, abstractie, kubisme, kubist, الرسم, кубизм, مذهب, art, 인상주의, roundism, សិល្បៈ, rondisme, 立體主義, 立体主义, キュビズム, کوبیسم #aleppo #syria.
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.