Meyendel - 10-02-15

Corne Akkers

Den Haag, Netherlands

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Other than Cubism
Another pastel drawing I made at Meyendel in the dunes just outside The Hague. Being the first drawing after my graphite pencil drawing ‘Meyendel 2 – 12-06-14’ I wanted something different. That drawing was made in my ‘The Birth of New Cubism’ search. Albeit such was a good start to fulfill my abstract ambition, somehow I wanted to go further. In my mind I had it to find a style of my own. Altogether cubism is a style that has been developed 100 years ago by Picasso and Braque. Surely I do not desire to become an epigone of some kind. This is one of the reasons my personal roundism style came into play. It combines my love for round and conic natural shapes to an atmospheric depth, full of tonality and perspectives. The original cubism was a mere display of multi-perspectivism, which reject wholeheartedly.

Not Entirely Cubism
It’s not entirely cubism and holds certain impressionistic elements, I think. Perhaps it even conveys some kind of expressionist feel. Lately I am impressed by some of Leo Gestel’s art works (speaking of an epigone!). Although his style was derived from first wave cubists I was inspired by his depiction of olive trees at Mallorca. As stated hereabove I put the stress more on the suggestion of depth.

Use of Color
In general I am not a hugh fan of brownish and greyish colors. I do not see very often in nature and the second can be associated with or mistaken for blue grey. Instead, I see lots of colors in shadows even though they are less saturated. Influenced by divisionsm I love to place complementary colors next to eachother in order to create gray effects at a distance. Advant age is that I keep color brilliancy up close. Two paintings for the price of one. From a distance the association remains with what it should represent. Close by it becomes a myriad of abstract touches ruled by an inner logic.

Pastel drawing on Canson Mi-Teintes Touch paper (50 × 65 × 0.1 cm)
Artist: Corné Akkers

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