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Sans Titre – 28-06-23 Drawing

Corné Akkers


Drawing, Graphite on Paper

Size: 8.3 W x 11.1 H x 0 D in

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This graphite pencil drawing ‘Sans Titre – 28-06-23’ depicts moviestar Veronica Lake. After Roundism (Tribute to Anita Ekberg) – 22-06-23 I thought I’d do another celebrity. However, the sale of Louise Brooks – 11-10-22 also may be partially the cause. People search for their favorite stars and an artist without a nose for the commercial is a lousy artist. I’m not leaning towards business alone though. I’m also attracted to portraiture all of a sudden, not in the least because youtube blocked me recently. Once again, I may say because I forgot to select the 18+ box for the nude content. I went out of my head. Anglo-saksons amongst you, please explain this to me. Why is it that artistic nudity is banned whereas I get to see violent video game ads between videos? Different Approach Perhaps I disgress from the subject too much. All the more reasons to do another portrait and why not. This time Veronica was on my mind. I had this incredible photograph full of chiaroscuro play. Such hefty tonal differences, especially in and around her head. By now I guess you already know my love for tonal variations. Setting out the composition I changed my mind though. Somehow I didn’t want to go extremely dark as in the last drawing. I think I already showed many times before how far I can go from a tonal point of view. What if I try to keep a loose structure, opening up planes in order to let them communicate?

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Drawing:Graphite on Paper

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Size:8.3 W x 11.1 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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