Sans titre – 26-03-18 (sold)

Sans titre - 26-03-18 (sold)


 

Seeing a photo of 1930s moviestar Myrna Loy reminded me of why I like this kind of photography so much. It oozes out the art deco era and thinking of one of Art Deco’s front men Paul Poiret, all those fabrics come to mind with cubist / oriental inspired forms. It reminds me of the efforts Johannes Itten made at the Bauhaus scene, trying to combine art with craftmanship such as designing textiles. One of his key teaching was searching for hamony in contrast between variation and repetition. Myrna’s picture is a great example of controlled passion and/or passionate control over art. A fine woman that is shaped like a statue but still breathes vividness. What a contrast with today’s art scene. Besides all that, I liked Myrna’s overstretched fingers a lot!

 

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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About corneakkers

1969, born in Nijmegen. My work can be seen in many countries all over the world. I employ 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. My favorites in doing so are oil paint, dry pastel and graphite pencil. It is 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 is the tonal quality that is ever present in my work, creating the illusion of depth and mass on a flat 2d-plane. I combine 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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