Rotterdam – 24-07-19

When I saw this aphoto for the first time I didn’t know what to think of it. I do not relate to so-called romantic art of ballerinas and dances striking poses. Therefor I had to come up with something different and I was intrigued by the pose nevertheless. I tried to dissociate myself from the picture and trying to see one thing in another I saw a horse’s head appearing in the female figure. To complete the drawing I made some kind of Musketeer on a pranching horse in the background, perhaps as a subliminal guide for people to recognize the surrealism of the horse in the drawing.

 Years later, in 2019, this drawing gets a follow-up by a painting. Click here and here to see the build-up.

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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