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Corne_Akkers

  • ArtistCorné Akkers
  • Typeimage
  • Dimensions21 x 28.2 x 0.1 cm
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Golden Age Syndrom? This graphite pencil drawing ‘Art Deco Nude – 02-10-22’ follows after the (tentative) completion of my Darja Collins series. After doing her last...

Golden Age Syndrom? This graphite pencil drawing ‘Art Deco Nude – 02-10-22’ follows after the (tentative) completion of my Darja Collins series. After doing her last portrait I thought it was time to return to my Art Deco series. It increases in number steadily even though I am a bit worried about the old fashioned title. I certainly have no desire to become an artist suffering from the golden age syndrom or am I? As an artist I am supposed to be a representative of my time and capture that, Baudelaire would have agreed. How is it that I don’t feel that? Is it sheer repulsion by modern times with its endless repetition of street patterns and company logos? Might it be the attraction to an age gone by in which the love for art and craft still counted? It might be a push and a pull altogeher. Art Deco’s Definition So I did a bit of self diagnosis by reading a book on Art Deco. At the beginning there was an interesting definition. It says: “Geometric styling of natura

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