Carthaginian waiting for her hero’s return – 29-12-14

Carthaginian waiting for her hero's return - 29-12-14


This piece stands on its own I think. Almost tainted glass-like and not really cubistic anymore, more roundism but different. The model (Asma) was sitting on a rock at Tunesia where she comes from and it reminded me of Dido watching over the sea for Odysseus (hence the title).

Some years back I came in contact with a young Tunesian woman on Facebook. She had this great profile picture of her sitting on the dock of a bay at Tunis. My classican background (latin and greek) associated her with Dido, waiting for Odysseus at Carthage (Cartago). Looking back this one reminds me of stained glass but already with my roundism style employed. I consider roundism as the prolongation of cubism.


Pastel drawing on Canson Mi-Teintes Touch paper (47 x 62 x 0.1 cm)

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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