This graphite pencil drawing ‘Risque – 11-01-22’ is the third one of Julia Filament after the session of last 30th December. As previously said I found it to be an exciting session during which she took many great poses. Lucky me. Besides her warm personality as a model she also shows the right angles and has a great body. Sometimes I think she already knows from my artist’s gaze how her pose looks like. Whether this is active knowledge or instinct, I really don’t care. In this particular case her slanted position with the triangular knee and elbow positions was the wow factor. It was too great a pose to ignore.
After the previous one ‘Hold Your Horses – 04-01-22’ I was in for a different type of drawing. These aforementioned triangles automatically would lead me to cubism and so it did. I also thought it would be fun to see what another roundism drawing might bring me. Strangely it turned out to become more subtle in that specific style. Of late I have the feeling I tend towards realism a bit more. My love for textures seems to pop up again like the depiction of that furry blanket she is sitting on. I feel like some kind of modern kind of Jan van Eyck. It bears certain key cubist features though, like the styled breast. In the past I was more formalistic but now I see how I also can show contrasts in textures. They are some kind of addition to my love for tonal, color and form contrasts.
When I come to think of it more and more I realize myself my artistic regard is changing gradually. Perhaps the ultimate goal is to create a reminiscence of abstraction, a perfect crossover towards realism. What bothers me most is the out-of-touch moment a spectator must have when he passes by a work of art. If he or she looses grip on the depiction then it is time for a kind of ‘whatever’ conclusion and walk away. The roundism experience always was based on an attempt from my side to stay in touch. However, I think I feel the need to try harder in my attempts to combine realism with abstraction. Maasluis – 08-06-21 is a clear example of this changing regard. This drawing for that matter is more abstract than it lets on. Hopefully the viewer may share this point of view.
Last but not least, where is the risque pun? Perhaps the striking nipples are explicite enough to become risque in their own right. As stated before I do not back away from nipples again. Do you consider then to be risque or do you support the ‘no nipple policy’?
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Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, Pentel 4B) on Talens Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) – A4 format)
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