Cubistic portrait graphite pencil drawing of Loretta Young

Sans titre – 17-01-15 (sold)

Part of the sans titre series, being Lorett Young. She was an American moviestar and celebrity from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. I was charmed by the great division in strong tonal planes of the reference pictures. Lots of tonal differences, subtle and sudden. Next to this I found some strong lines along her chin and hair line, creating a powerful focal point on the face. It’s not really cubistic although everybody seems to associate it with cubism. I would call it a kind of atmospheric cubism, because it has nothing to do with the multi-perspectivism like Picasso and Braque propagated.

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Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 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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