The Venus of The Hague – 23-05-20 (sold)

Based on my previous drawing ‘The Venus of The Hague – 18-05-20’ I went further in abstracting body shapes after my roundism style but still referring to the play of light and dark in the original.  I like people like Matisse but reject their rejection of the suggestion of 3 dimensionality in a painting. I don’t find it very amusing to underlign the handicap of 2 dimensionality too much.

I tried to connect to previous works in which I experimented with conical shapes and get the best of both abstract and figurative worlds. In my view abstraction and realism are two sides of the same coin and why not try to fool the spectator into believing he or she is experiencing both simultaneously?

My aim was to find attractive circles, rectangles and triangles and combine them, thus tricking the spectator into believing the model to be real somehow. Perhaps I do some more after this motif but not sure what to do next. Let me ponder.


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Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 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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