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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