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Roundism – 02-12-14

Roundism Prestudies

The result of so many roundism prestudies in graphite and pastels resulted in the culmination of all efforts into this oil painting. It began with my drawing Roundism – 18-08-14. I remember I was drawing circular forms to create body mass, like straight out of those book on how to draw human figures. I often teach my students to create body mass that way up to today.


In Color

The dimension of color gives it an extra swirl and executing this one in oil also offered me the opportunity to show plains of different color placed ajacent to eachother but not differing much from a tonal point of view. Of course the scale is much bigger and one can show more anyway. Personally I like the brown hues in the thorax and the hips contrasting the saturation of brighter of hues distributed over the wood panel.



An addition to the initial drawing was the curve that starts at the left bottom, running across the body and leaving the painting in the upper right corner. It is the principle of ogee. Next to being a great feature as used in architecture I have a hunch that, from a spiritual point of view, ogees run the universe. As to this my roundism style is urgent. What do you think?


Click here to see it on display at the opening of the gallery of Brugman Art back in 2015.

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Oil on wood panel (100 x 120 cm)

Artist: Corné Akkers