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Odd Nerdrum: Kitsch, More than Art

Text by Jan-Ove Tuv, Bjørn Li, Dag Solhjell, Tommy Sørbø. Interview by Maria Kreyn.

Featured image, Odd Nerdrum's <i>Messenger</i> is reproduced from <a href="9788251636384.html">Kitsch, More than Art</a>.Kitsch is Odd Nerdrum's luxuriously produced apologia for the enduring relevance of the old master style. Containing writings and interviews by and with Nerdrum alongside hefty plate sections of both Nerdrum's own paintings and those by painters he sees as exemplars of a certain kind of figurative art, it is a bold attack on the foundations of modernism. In Nerdrum's view, what we call “kitsch” art is a consequence of modernism's “make it new” ethic. For Nerdrum, this insistence on novelty has permeated the thinking of institutions, critics, artists and the public, and has effectively suppressed what Nerdrum most values in a work of art: sentimentality, passion, pathos and the self-evident skill and emotion of sheer craft. By this latter value in particular, the kitsch painter is able to work according to knowable standards that painting prior to modernism has established--standards that are “more than art,” for, as Nerdrum puts it, “the kitsch painter commits himself to the eternal: love, death and the sunrise.” Kitsch is a manifesto that recruits figurative painters both old and new, such as William Dyce, Paul Fenniak, Sampo Kaikkonen, Isaac Levitan, Osiris Rain, Ilya Repin, Giovanni Segantini, Valentin Serov, George Tooker, George Frederick Watts and Anders Zorn, and situates their work alongside more than 70 of Nerdrum's recent paintings. Alongside essays, poems and plays by the artist, Kitsch contains an extended dialogue on the topic between Nerdrum and Maria Kreyn.

Featured image, Odd Nerdrum's Messenger is reproduced from Kitsch, More than Art.

Odd Nerdrum: Kitsch, More than Art

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FROM THE BOOK
"Kitsch is passion's form of expression at all levels and it is not the servant of truth. On the contrary, it keeps relative to religion and truth. A well-painted Madonna transcends its holiness, and Kitsch leaves truth to art. In Kitsch, skill is a decisive criterion of quality. The work of the hand is self-revealing in the light of long-established norms. In this way, Kitsch is unprotected because the standards by which it is judged are the best works that have been created throughout all of history. For Picasso and Warhol it was different--they were protected by contemporary values and still are. You do not compare Warhol with Rembrandt unless it is done ironically. Art is protected against the past because it is something different. For Kitsch there is no such mercy."

Odd Nerdrum, excerpted from Kitsch Serves Life in Kitsch, More than Art.

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The Nerdrum School

THE NERDRUM SCHOOL

Edited by Inger Schjoldager. Introduction by Richard Vine. Text by Richard T. Scott, Per T. Lundgren, Jan-Ove Tuv, Joakim Ericsson, David Molesky.

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ISBN: 9789187543043 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 5/31/2014
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Odd Nerdrum: Crime and Refuge

ODD NERDRUM: CRIME AND REFUGE

Text by Hanne Nabintu Herland, Gregory David Roberts.

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ISBN: 9788299797818 | US $85.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
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