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Corne_Akkers

  • ArtistCorné Akkers
  • Typeimage
  • Dimensions14.8 x 21 x 0.1 cm
  • Price$950
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Rotterdam Revisited After my last drawing of Rotterdam (Het Depot – 15-03-21) I thought it was time to do another drawing. I had something vague in...

Rotterdam Revisited After my last drawing of Rotterdam (Het Depot – 15-03-21) I thought it was time to do another drawing. I had something vague in mind: something impressionistic and rudimentary. Block-like structures of light and dark also popped up in my head. A dear friend of mine and poet, Alexis de Roode, once declared Rotterdam to be a city in which people injure their soul on the sharp edges of skyscapers. I can relate to that to some extent but there are some remaining pockets of beauty making their historical stand amidst advancing high-rise buildings. The Maritime District In particular the Maritime District (the old harbour) right in the centre still has something to offer to the eye of an artist. Without the risk of getting corny though. I was struck by some old boats and cranes that remain. Perhaps they are eyecarming leftovers being fed to tourists, who knows. At the back the Zalmtoren is being built. All-in all the old and new contrast I found very pleasant t

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