cubist nude graphite pencil drawing

Risque – 11-01-22

By Corne_Akkers | Corne Akkers Art | 7 Jun 2023

cubist nude graphite pencil drawing

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All the Right Angles

This graphite pencil drawing ‘Risque – 11-01-22’ is the third one of Julia Filament after the session of last 30th December. As previously said I found it to be an exciting session during which she took many great poses. Lucky me. Besides her warm personality as a model she also shows the right angles and has a great body. Sometimes I think she already knows from my artist’s gaze how her pose looks like. Whether this is active knowledge or instinct, I really don’t care. In this particular case her slanted position with the triangular knee and elbow positions was the wow factor. It was too great a pose to ignore.

New Kind of Roundism

After the previous one ‘Hold Your Horses – 04-01-22’ I was in for a different type of drawing. These aforementioned triangles automatically would lead me to cubism and so it did. I also thought it would be fun to see what another roundism drawing might bring me. Strangely it turned out to become more subtle in that specific style. Of late I have the feeling I tend towards realism a bit more. My love for textures seems to pop up again like the depiction of that furry blanket she is sitting on. I feel like some kind of modern kind of Jan van Eyck. It bears certain key cubist features though, like the styled breast. In the past I was more formalistic but now I see how I also can show contrasts in textures. They are some kind of addition to my love for tonal, color and form contrasts.

Realism and Abstract Cross-overs

When I come to think of it more and more I realize myself my artistic regard is changing gradually. Perhaps the ultimate goal is to create a reminiscence of abstraction, a perfect crossover towards realism. What bothers me most is the out-of-touch moment a spectator must have when he passes by a work of art. If he or she looses grip on the depiction then it is time for a kind of ‘whatever’ conclusion and walk away. The roundism experience always was based on an attempt from my side to stay in touch. However, I think I feel the need to try harder in my attempts to combine realism with abstraction. Maasluis – 08-06-21 is a clear example of this changing regard. This drawing for that matter is more abstract than it lets on. Hopefully the viewer may share this point of view.

Risky Risque

Last but not least, where is the risque pun? Perhaps the striking nipples are explicite enough to become risque in their own right. As stated before I do not back away from nipples again. Do you consider then to be risque or do you support the ‘no nipple policy’?

Click here to read about the sale of a printable to a Slovenian collector.

Graphite pencil drawing (Sakura 0.5 mm, Pentel 4B) on Talens Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) – A4 format)

Artist: Corné Akkers

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The Start Young as I was when I started drawing and painting I started my professional art career at age 35 after ending a succesful carreer as a business lawyer. I kept on handling my brushes and pencils after childhood but never dreamed I could make a

Corne Akkers Art
Corne Akkers Art

53 years old and creating art for 51 ears now. Follow this blog to see my drawings and paintings put in each and any conceivable 'ism'. Read my art statements and then you'll know why it is important for me to change from impressionism, realism, cubism, surrealism, expressionism, roundism so much. I hope you'll enjoy my search and my art works. Cheers, Corné

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