Perhaps this drawing is in line with my previous graphite pencil drawing ‘Roundism – 11-01-18’. The model’s figure is rendered with such highlighted tones as if the skin was lubed. Furthermore I decided to keep the body as abstract as possible. Only a foot, some fingers and the hair are pretty much recognizable.
In the hip I put some kind of shiny ball reflecting the body. It shines like a real or even surreal reflection though deformed by the curve of the ball. Like cats are portals to other worlds, so are these metal balls. The are so-called Baoding Balls. The Madonna of The Hague (2015) for example has a pungeant one. They allow me to have people step outside the main theme and enter another world for a while.
Nudity often leads to prudity. Especially on social media lots of people tend to refute whatever drawing or painting I will post. Strangely people think it is not necessary to create nudes. As if painting flowers or pets is born out of a dire necessity! Others think I am too explicite. In fact I hardly am and will be. Pornography and erotism don’t sell in my line of work that well. Besides that, both serve a different cause. My depictions hopefully leads to infinity. True art cancels space-time limitations. Sometimes I am provocative, that’s for sure. Mostly I am into aesthetics, celebrating the female form. In spite of all my efforts an American woman spotted a gigantic penis. That is where I intended the upper leg, leading to the metal ball. Prudity automatically leads to nudity! Needless to say you can read this section only on my website.
Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Strathmore Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) – A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers
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