Buy Hommage to a dying horse – 02-03-18 (sold) Metal Print by artist Corne Akkers available at Artist.com. Check out the Metal Print collections available at Artist.com.Hommage to a dying horse – 02-03-18 (sold) Some time ago, on my way to Museum Singer at Laren, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, I came across a small meadow where my favorite tree stands that I painted years ago (autumn tree at Laren), where these two horses were. I am not a trained doctor in horses’ physiology but I saw from the motionless body of the lying horse and her rapid eye movements that she was in poor shape, not to speak of immiment death lurking. The other horse was standing on guard next to it. I was fascinated by the beauty of the verticality and horizontal positions of both horses. When I returned from the museum both horses were removed. Whatever happened I don’t know but I am an artist and what I can do is to immortalize that horse that showed its compositary beauty right in front of me. Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Strathmore Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) format) Artist: Corné Akkers
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.