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Golden Roundism - 03-03-21 (sold) Drawing

Corné Akkers


Drawing, Pastel on Paper

Size: 19.6 W x 27.3 H x 0 D in

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Refurbish It This pastel drawing ‘Golden Roundism – 03-03-21’ is based on a graphite pencil drawing ‘Roundism – 03-01-16 (sold)’. After the previous pastel ‘Golden Purple – 25-02-21’ I thought it would be fun to pull a really old one out of the drawer. Sometimes art works I made a long time ago can make me shy. Often I can see my art grew throughout the years when it comes to diction and technique. In this particular case I have mixed emotions. It is a powerful drawing and on the other hand it is a little shaky from both an anatomical and consistential point of view. Time to refurbish it and turn it into a pastel. Blushing with Shame The Golden series I am working on represent another aspect next to the previously described use of yellow hues. That is to overcome the fear of using brown and grey hues. We are talking about the realm of saturated and unsaturated colors now. Some time ago I read Von Goethe’s art statement: “Colors are admired by primitive peoples, the low-educated and children.” Frankly I must admit I was blushing with shame, thinking of my lust for color. Looking back at many pastels and oils in the past, the exuberance use of bright colors (color saturation) is striking. Pastel drawing on Clairfontaine Pastel Mat paper (69.4 x 49.8 x 0.1 cm) Artist: Corné Akkers

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Drawing:Pastel on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:19.6 W x 27.3 H x 0 D in

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1969, born in Nijmegen. My work can be seen in many countries all over the world. Corné employs 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. His favorites in doing so are oil paint, dry pastel and graphite pencil. He states that it’s 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’s the tonal quality that is ever present in his work, creating the illusion of depth and mass on a flat 2d-plane. Corné combines 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.

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