This is a drawing of a female nude in which I find the tonality and form abstraction to be just like I wanted them to have. From this moment in time I knew what I wanted with my sort of cubism: to make a kind of mixture between cubism (being able to look at an object like a nude from different angles like Picasso and Braque intended in the 1910s) and atmospheric depth meets tonality (clairobscur).
In fact it could be called be called a kind of styled impressionism or ‘cubism light’ but I don’t mind. I just like making it and perhaps one day one art critic will come up with a suiting name for this type of artistic style. New cubism therefor is just a working title and also evolved to ’roundism’ later on.
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Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Winsor & Newton paper (14.8 x 21 x 0.1 cm – A5 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers