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Corne_Akkers

  • ArtistCorné Akkers
  • Typeimage
  • Dimensions21 x 29.7 x 0.1cm
  • Price$1600
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Lovely Folds After my last drawing of Geesje Kwak I did not have many new ideas. Then I remembered I had a photo of a seated...

Lovely Folds After my last drawing of Geesje Kwak I did not have many new ideas. Then I remembered I had a photo of a seated female nude by Eugène Durieu. It contains a lovely sequence of folds in a cloth draped loosely around a nude. Often these 19th century photos show old-fashioned motifs. Victorian clothing and old fashioned hairdo’s are not my favorites but this one has a timeless look. The photograph almost could have taken yesterday and could even be considered as contemporary art for eternity. Durieu’s Work You have to know I knew Durieu’s work already for a long time. Like me he also was a lawyer who turned to art later in life. My pastel l’Odalisque was based on his picture and I am not the first. Delacroix also used it for one of his oils. Time to do another one and I am eager to continue the study after the texture of fabrics. Variation in Repetition The working method this time was basic but essential. I used only straight contour delineations. Diff

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