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St-Bavo in Haarlem – 03-10-23 Drawing

Corné Akkers


Drawing, Graphite on Paper

Size: 8.3 W x 5.8 H x 0 D in

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A Break This graphite pencil drawing ‘St.-Bavo in Haarlem – 03-10-23’ is a break from the continuous stream of cubist female forms. So it goes, on a whim I decided to postpone them for a while and return to sketching. Just for the fun of it, creating a drawing in one day. Well, not exactly one day. I started yesterday before art class started when I still had time before my students arrived. Only a couple of compositary lines to set things up. Today I did 95% in one go. This is the result. Hatching Again It’s done in my typical hatched strokes style I like to call my own. Throughout the years I kept on executing pencil and pastel drawings in this fashion. Surely it’s to practise my hands and I guess just for the love for the line. What else than simple diagonal lines to begin with. See if I can deliver them parallel across the paper. Setting out big proportion came next. Well, nothing special to mention. It’s my first after Marlot – 27-04-23 anyway. Back then I had some ambitions to go out and sketch that very Spring. Instead I did a lot of work on my website but lucky for me now Autumn has arrived. Lots of beautiful colours outdoors and this drawing might be a prelude. Haarlem The scenery was not done live though. It is just a reference photo I took when I was in Haarlem. That might be some time ago, visiting Teylers Museum. The St. Bavo Church is just around the corner. I remember I was attracked by the sunlight coming from the top left corner. In this particular case the sun beam is a present created by the camera. Such a thing never presents itself during a live drawing session. Then you only are hindered by the sun and tempt to squint your eyes. Maybe the best of both worlds, wouldn’t you say? I think David Hockney would agree to that, taking his remarks on photography and art into account. Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, 4B) on Winsor & Newton Bristol board paper (21 x 14.8 x 0.1 cm – A5 format) Artist: Corné Akkers

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Drawing:Graphite on Paper

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Size:8.3 W x 5.8 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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