This is the first roundism oil painting I made of American pin-up and celebrity Bettie Page, after a first drawing I made in the beginning of 2015.
Bettie Page is one person I always admired. Not only she is sexy as hell but also because she deared to flirt with her sexuality in an era throughout the world many were prunes (and still are today). Because she kicked up a lot of dus tand gave colour to the birth of sexual liberation in the 1960s I gave her a lot of colour and swirling curves. This is the second one I did in my new roundism style, some kind of deviation from cubism. I was intrigued by a picture where she seems to overlit by studio lights from two sides. She showed hardly any colour deleniation and that inspired me to creating a body without traditional deleniations of body parts.
Oil on wood panel (85 x 120 x 0.9 cm)
Artist: Corné Akkers
About the Artist 1969, born in Nijmegen. My work can be seen in many countries all over the world. I employ a variety of styles that all have one thing in common: the ever search for the light on phenomena and all the shadows and light planes they block in. My favorites in doing so are oil paint, dry pastel and graphite pencil. It is not the form or the theme that counts but the way planes of certain tonal quality vary and block in the lights. Colours are relatively unimportant and can take on whatever scheme. It is the tonal quality that is ever present in my work, creating the illusion of depth and mass on a flat 2d-plane. more »
The return of Bettie PageBy Corné Akkers
- One of a Kind
- Size: 47.24 x 33.46 x 2.29 inches (actual image size)
- Ready to hang
- Signed and numbered on the front
- Certificate of Authenticity included
- Style: Dance & Fitness
- Subject: Female
- Other $600.00