The Court’s Pond (De Hofvijver) – 07-04-17
The Court Pond (De Hofvijver)
Situated in the heart of The Hague (Den Haag) The Court Pond (De Hofvijver) is next to the Tweede Kamer (dutch Parliament) at the Binnenhof. It is a great spot to linger about and to me symbolizes the quiet, almost village-like character of the center of this old city. If The Hague ever were to have a unique landmark, this certainly would be a strong candidate.
I wanted to break up the scene into three basic geometrical forms: circles, plains and triangles. Therefor this wish is a natural continuation of abstracting forms into basic ones further like in my drawing Roundism – 26-11-16. As to this drawing, this is the first one showing all three basic geometrical forms together.
In my ever search for styles and the development of my personal Roundism style in particular, I strive for abstraction, penetrating directly to the core of what a motif is all about but still keeping a recognizable image people can relate to. Like I have stated before: In my eyes pure abstraction and photo realism are both fallacies. My way of communicating with the spectator is through the suggestion of depth by means of a keen use of tonality in an art work. The ultimate goal however is to have people enjoy the figurative part in my work as well as the abstract simultaneously.
Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Canson Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm – A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers
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