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Lulu - 07-07-23 Drawing

Corné Akkers


Drawing, Graphite on Paper

Size: 8.3 W x 11.1 H x 0.1 D in

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Stardom This graphite pencil drawing ‘Louise Brooks - 07-07-23’ is another homage to the famous flapper girl, celebrity and moviestar. To whom it may concerns: to me she remains an unexhaustable source of inspiration. She has been photographed many times in the 1920s and 1930s during the so-called ‘art deco’ era. Combine that bobcut with dramatic lighting and you’ll catch my drift. Surely her life hasn’t been easy post-Hollywood but ups and downs make her all the more intriguing. A true star in her own right. That’s just a quick carreer sketch and now for the artistic one. Artistic Interpretations With her bob haircut she continues to fit my cubist needs quite nicely. Of course it’s not the first time I drew or painted her. The last one was from December 2022. In fact, the reference picture I used for the current one is from that same session. A slightly differerent angle though. Sometimes for outsiders it can look pretty daft to use an artistic motif for the second time. For artists it’s different. Dutch portraitist Philip Akkerman uses only one: his own portrait for 40 years now. I have done the same with a single motif, creating smaller and bigger series in the past. So it’s all about the ‘how’ and not the ‘what’. Every drawing and painting spawns a different interpretation. Endless possibilities for creation.

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Drawing:Graphite on Paper

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Size:8.3 W x 11.1 H x 0.1 D in

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1969, born in Nijmegen. My work can be seen in many countries all over the world. Corné employs 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. His favorites in doing so are oil paint, dry pastel and graphite pencil. He states that it’s 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’s the tonal quality that is ever present in his work, creating the illusion of depth and mass on a flat 2d-plane. Corné combines 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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