In November 2018 I started this project after a prestudy in graphite ‘An archeological memory of Bettie Page – 13-11-18’. Since the canvas size of this painting is bigger than the original drawing the balance between main theme (camel, statue and stele) and the negative space around it should show more coherence. I always have been an admirer or Jan van Eyck’s ‘The Madonna of Chancellor Rolin’ and that is the main reason to add an abundancy of details. See if I can match the quality of old master’s works.
Of what it all means I would like to quote another master Huggy Bear (Snoop Dogg): “I lay it out for you to play it out.” Perhaps I will explain more later.
Oil on wood panel (85 x 120 x 0.9 cm)
Artist: Corné Akkers