Haagse Bos (The Hague Forest) 01 (2014)

Haagse Bos (The Hague Forest) 01 (2014)


A pastel drawing of The Hague Forest (Haagse Bos) in quite some impressionistic moves. I always am fascinated by the sun shimmering through vegetation, deforming and reshaping it. From Monet I learnt at a very young age that in shades there are lots of colours to be found.

I often walk through The Hague Forest (Haagse Bos) at The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands where I live near by. When the sun sets sometimes it sets the trees on fire so it seems. I like the appearance of the sun deforming treescapes and rendering leafs to yellow and orange hues because of the strong razor backlighting. Next to this I stronly thought of impressionists like Monet, telling there are lots of colours to be found in shadows.


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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