Seeing a photo of 1930s moviestar Myrna Loy reminded me of why I like this kind of photography so much. It oozes out the art deco era and thinking of one of Art Deco’s front men Paul Poiret, all those fabrics come to mind with cubist / oriental inspired forms. It reminds me of the efforts Johannes Itten made at the Bauhaus scene, trying to combine art with craftmanship such as designing textiles. One of his key teaching was searching for hamony in contrast between variation and repetition. Myrna’s picture is a great example of controlled passion and/or passionate control over art. A fine woman that is shaped like a statue but still breathes vividness. What a contrast with today’s art scene. Besides all that, I liked Myrna’s overstretched fingers a lot!
Graphite pencil drawing (Pentel 0.5 mm, 3B) on Strathmore Bristol paper (21 x 29.7 x 0.1 cm) - A4 format)
Artist: Corné Akkers