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Odd Nerdrum

'Pupils of Apelles' at Copro Gallery: One Cult, Two Masters

John Seed | Posted 02.02.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Although the Norwegian artist and mentor Odd Nerdum appears in the largest font on the show's roster, it is the 4th century Greek artist Apelles of Kos who is presented as the presiding master of its cult.

Odd Nerdrum Lands in the Lap of LowBrow

Mat Gleason | Posted 01.03.2015 | Arts
Mat Gleason

In a jaded art world, painter Odd Nerdrum still manages to divide people along passionate lines.


Brandon Kralik | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

Nerdrumklanen, a new exhibition of paintings and prints from the members of the Nerdrum School is opening this weekend at Raugland Atelier in Norway.

Nerdrum's Closing Statement

Brandon Kralik | Posted 08.30.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

Tragedy depicts the downfall of a basically good person through some fatal error or misjudgment, producing suffering and insight on the part of the protagonist and arousing pity and fear on the part of the audience. Remember though, this is not a play, it is a man's life.

Nerdrum Pictures Chronicles the New Golden Age of Painting

Brandon Kralik | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

This past week Nerdrum Pictures released a series of videos that aim to change the course of the cultural ocean liner. The internet has allowed those...

The Authentic Perspective

Brandon Kralik | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

No matter what you call it, we are talking about the emergence of an authentic perspective in our culture that demands our attention. It comes about out of a need that our society has and that need is being filled.

Signs of the Reconstruction: TRAC2014

Brandon Kralik | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

Throughout decades of wondering, wishing, and hoping that the direction of art would change, that we would begin to see work that touched us on a huma...

When Art Worlds Don't Collide: TRAC 2014 and the Whitney Biennial

John Seed | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
John Seed

In Ventura, California March 5th was the closing day of the second ever Representational Art Conference -- TRAC 2014 -- an international gathering that had attracted over 300 artists and others interested in exploring "the aesthetic principles and values implicit in the representational art of the 21st Century."

TRAC2014, an Interview With Michael Pearce About the Representational Art Conference

Brandon Kralik | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

The Traditional Representational Art Conference, TRAC2014, is set to be a landmark event. Philosopher Roger Scruton, famous for his BBC series Why Be...

The Nerdrum School, the Master and His Students

Brandon Kralik | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

Nerdrum has been taking students since before many of us were born and this book is designed to highlight some of the best paintings produced from this emerging tribe of contemporary, classically oriented, figurative painters.

The Dawn of the Kitsch Movement

Brandon Kralik | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

Kitsch is not something you have to decide anything about. The work has been done for you. It is here for you to look at, to learn from and to enjoy.

A Modest Proposal for MOCA: Show More Representational Paintings

John Seed | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
John Seed

MOCA has now become a place where you just might see a live naked person but it is very unlikely that you might see a painting of a naked person there, especially one executed with real skill.

Nerdrum & Colleagues

Brandon Kralik | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

"Odd Nerdrum & Colleagues" a very special exhibition which brings together several painters from around the world who have spent considerable time working with the master in his studio and who have gone on to start their own studios, with students of their own.

Art Olympics Missing Event

Brandon Kralik | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

Is the best contemporary classical painting not shown at the Olympics of the Art World because there is no interest in it?

Odd Nerdrum's Open House in Paris

Brandon Kralik | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

On an otherwise sunny day, a dark thundercloud passed over the sprawling gardens of the Nerdrum's home in Maisons-Laffitte. "Nature providing a little drama for Odd," commented the artist's son Bork Spildo Nerdrum.

An Update And Commentary On Odd Nerdrum's Harsh Prison Sentence

John Seed | Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts
John Seed

Norwegian press sources reported yesterday that artist Odd Nerdrum, 68, has been sentenced by an Oslo appeals court to an increased term of two years ...

Mythographers: Recalling The Future, Foretelling The Past

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala Cave, 2010, Mars: Adrift on the Hourglass Sea © Kahn & Selesnick, Courtesy of the Artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery I foun...