Some years back I saw an incredible oil painting by Herman Gouwe of a sunset in cyan, yellow, purple and red and I it baffled me. How could bright shining light ever be portrayed better than this. Through his art work and many other like Monet, Cézanne, Rik Wouters, etc., I came to realize the last years I wanted to delve into these kind of luministic colour settings more, also after I experienced something extraordinary: I was driving in my car while the sun was shining very brightly on a wet road and I saw the reflected sun light of Herman Gouwe’s 4 colours appear in my eyes. I am not a medical doctor but I think it must have tickled my cone cells in my eyes, hence the colours created by them. It was time to set these principles loose in another cubist female form.
Oil on linen (60 x 80 cm)
Artist: Corné Akkers