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Corne_Akkers

  • ArtistCorné Akkers
  • Typeimage
  • Dimensions21 x 28.2 x 0.1 cm
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Fragile Beauty Following my last drawing of her this one of Geesje kwak was next in line. I must confess I get the hang of it...

Fragile Beauty Following my last drawing of her this one of Geesje kwak was next in line. I must confess I get the hang of it or should I admit to an obsession? Well, maybe not that hefty but her appearance keeps intriguing me. It is not the tragic story of her untimely death at age 22. It is equally impressive as Vincent van Gogh’s end though. No, it is more in her fragile beauty covered by garments and big kimono’s. In my study after folds of late she is the perfect match for me and luckily Breitner took smashing pictures. Portrait in Situ In this particular I love the way Geesje’s portrait rests in situ: within the context of the lush textures. Her face deserves a place but only tucked away in the tapestries and kimono who play equal important roles. Surely Breitner and Gustav Klimt would have noticed that as well. Upon further study I saw she holds the kimono with her fingers like pulling a blanket over her. It almost seems a bit to big for her slender body but that

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