cubist nude graphite pencil drawing

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Neo Deco – 26-01-23

What Name It Bears …


This graphite pencil drawing ‘Neo Deco – 26-01-23’ counterparts my previous one ‘Roundism – 20-01-23’. The reference picture is from the same model session I held in my studio but from a different angle. It totally differs stylewise though. One roundism at a time is enough, I thought. That is, because I have the feeling my search for something new keeps me wandering to and fro. Here I put it at your feet. There is roundism, neco deco and in the summer I made a series called ‘art deco’. Consequently I feel I have sunken into some kind of artistic name nitpicking swamp. On the other hand I clearly see the connection between all varieties, no matter what name it bears.


Social Media Sentinels 

Makes me remember how this came to be. Long time ago I stopped attributing my drawings the n-word. The reasons was that social media sentinels kept on tracking me down and blocking me. How about that censorship and here we are folks, we live in dark ages nowadays! Not even in the middle ages because nudity and nipples were acceptable back then. What, did I say nudity? Well, I will be blocked by youtube for sure because of these lines. A good reason put these phrases in the second paragraph of this art statement. Therefor I can copy & paste the first one only into certain social media and the full version into the ones that don’t mind. This is how deep we have sunk as mankind. Thank God for labradors, golden retrievers, cats, buddhas and other safe motifs for the weak of heart.


Heavily Abstracted 

Now we got this out of the way, the result was I wanted to create a heavily abstracted nude. The last one was blocked by youtube because, in spit of the roundistic styling, the nude obviously was deteced. Would be jolly good fun if algorithms were not capable to track this one. I’m sure human kind would spot the nude right away. As to my artistic approach, I decided to slighty refer to older work such as ‘Roundism – 07-04-18’.

Graphite pencil (Faber Castell Pitt Graphite Matt pencil 14B) drawing Talens Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm)

Artist: Corné Akkers

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