The Revelation of Bettie Page Painting by Corne Akkers

Characteristics of the Painting “The Revelation of Bettie Page”

Year of creation2018
Dimensions85 W × 120 H × 0.9 D   cm
Type of artpainting
Materialsoil, wood
Type of packagingwooden box

Description of the Artwork “The Revelation of Bettie Page”

The Revelation of Bettie Page (2018) In this painting I tried to work out some grand themes: sex and religion. There is nothing more to say about the ‘what’. About the ‘how’ I would like to mention Johannes Itten who spoke on balance in all sorts of contrasts so eloquently. I tried to balance the big themes and the details just like Jan van Eyck did in his famous painting ‘Madonna of Chancellor Rolin’. I always was fascinated by its mechanisms: the main theme of the Madonna worshipped by Rolin is the painting 1.0. For spectators who want to see more there is the painting 2.0: a landscape and a city full of activity but it does not interfere with the 1.0. This is what I wanted for my painting as well and I hope it it will serve as an hommage to the arts and crafts of the old masters in these days of artistic confusion all around us. Oil on wood panel (85 x 120 x 0.9 cm) Artist: Corné Akkers

The Revelation of Bettie Page

Corne AkkersNetherlands
Original artwork, 85×120 cm, 2018
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About the artist
Corne Akkers

Corne Akkers, Netherlands

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.

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