Today’s aura reading helps to complete our prize-winningest contest ever at this blog, What Could Possibly Make This Person Tick?
Nominating him, JULES D wrote:
“Hes a brilliant painter, a visionary, with an artistic temperament. He seems to be personally rather dramatic and combative. Is his aura in keeping with this artistic stereotype?”
That’s certainly one way to put it. Here is how Wikipedia describes Odd Nerdum’s claim to fame:
Nerdrum creates six to eight paintings a year that include still life paintings of small, everyday objects like bricks, portraits and self-portraits, and large paintings allegorical and apocalyptic in nature. Subjects of Nerdrum’s paintings are often dressed as if from another time and place.
Nerdrum says that his art should be understood as kitsch rather than art as such. “On Kitsch”, a manifesto composed by Nerdrum, describes the distinction he makes between kitsch and art. Nerdrum’s philosophy has spawned The Kitsch Movement among his students and followers, who call themselves kitsch painters rather than artists.
Art historians did get to kitch long before Odd Nerdrum, of course. I’ve read some of Clement Greenberg’s comments about kitch, from the 1930’s.
At the time painting kitch was not considered a compliment. And to this day many an art lover (self included) would not consider the likes of an Elvis painting on black velvet… to be art.
How Special is Odd Nerdrum Work?
Perhaps you will love it, perhaps not. For a representative sample, you might turn to his painting “Self-Portrait as a Dog.” (Just scroll down a couple of screens and you’ll find this Nerdrum original from 2014.
What if you would like to do energetic literacy research on your own? Scroll down to the end of today’s article for nuts and bolts.
I’d recommend you do that before reading my aura research, so you won’t be influenced by it. Your perceptions are equally important for learning about the multi-faceted diamond that is ANY human soul.
Aura Reading the Root Chakra Databank for Presence in the Room
First, a gift of Odd Nerdrum’s soul. I want the first thing I tell you about his aura to be something nice. 🙂
A strong presence, with a great deal of charisma. Thrives on attention. Creates constant variety. His motto could be “Never a dull moment.”
Now, on to research the business end of this chakra databank, and all the others that will be researched here today.
Out to the moon. Given the quality of this chakra databank, Odd Nerdrum is not making much contact with reality.
This quality screams “Pothead” to me, although there may be other causes for the sensibility here.
Odd Nerdrum barely makes contact with objective reality, and his presence is like someone who stands here, points there. He is pointing to a more detached, trippy version of reality, not the human variety.
Human reality seems sour, flat, detached, and third rate. Odd Nerdrum lives, instead, for not accepting anything as it is; preferring irony and — above all — attitude.
Drawing attention to himself may matter far more to this kitch expert than drawing anything to hang on a wall.
Aura Reading the Belly Chakra Databank for Using Creativity at Work
80 feet out. The quality of this chakra databank reminds me of the jagged end of a sawblade.
Odd Nerdrum loves to use his creativity to create chaos, to destabilize people and — above all — to gain attention.
Sometimes at this blog I have celebrated people who came in on the Ray of Shiva:
- Leslie Nielsen, Tossing the Ray of Shiva
- Gen Xers, Reading the Aura of One of Your Own, Comedian Chris Rock
- Aura Reading Movie Reviews Begin with Oscar Nominee Michael Keaton in Birdman
- Crone Power. An Aura Reading of Elaine Stritch
To be clear, Odd Nerdrum would not be one of these people. Exemplifying the contribution of those on the Ray of Shiva, the previously-named people relish destroying ignorance, removing what does not further life.
Odd Nerdrum prefers to use his creativity to create extra things that do not belong, just to add to his personal glory. Odd Nerdrum is a most remarkable man (he believes)!
Aura Reading the Solar Plexus Chakra Databank for Power Integrity
3 feet. Odd Nerdrum has quite the temper. He is easily angered, especially if it seems to him that anybody is trying to belittle him.
How does this related to power integrity (i.e. finishing what he starts, honoring commitments he has made)?
If you’re on Odd Nerdrum’s list of “Bad people” (a rather large list, I gather), he feels no obligation to follow through on any commitment he’s made.
Golly, I suspect this Odd Nerdrum is having a really good time!
Aura Reading the Heart Chakra Databank for Emotional Integrity (Self-Honesty)
2 inches. Thick, entrenched denial protects the tender heart of this idealistic art celebrity.
Aura Reading the Third Eye Chakra Databank for Connection to Spiritual Source
2 inches. Why bother with “a God” when the world has Odd Nerdrum? Disinterest mixes with contempt.
Think greenish brown mixed with a very interesting shade of orangey grey.
Nothing boring about this man, for sure, and he’s mighty proud of that!
Aura Reading the High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill (Expressing His Soul)
40 feet. Juicy and shimmering with life, soul expression is Odd Nerdrum’s art form. He does what he pleases, as much as he can. Unlike what I recommended in yesterday’s post about making yourself happy, for Odd Nerdrum this job is simple and uncomplicated.
All about me-me-me. His life! His art! His relationships! An Odd Nerdrum style of perfection!!!
What a strange contrast, to spend Christmas Day aglow in renewed love for all. To spend this morning and afternoon basking in RES work and some clients I love and respect so much. Then, to complete one more of these enthusiastically given prizes of my last contest here at the blog.
And then, meeting this Odd Nerdrum.
Well, doesn’t life do that to us sometimes? We get to integrate Divine connection while acknowledging the truth. And the truth here on earth is not always pretty.
Odd Nerdrum’s paintings are so skilled and might definitely be considered pretty. His aura at the time of the (very flattering) photograph used in this reading? Maybe not quite so gorgeous. Still, he is having the time of his life. That has to count for a lot, not to mention the fans like Blog-Buddy JULES D.
Regarding his original contest entry, if I understood it correctly, JULES has an idea that it is typical for artists to be both dramatic and combative. I’m not so sure about that stereotype. When it comes to Odd Nerdrum, I’d say that the contempt for people is quite dramatic, but not necessarily the chakra databanks I have researched.
About being combative, does that big anger (at the Power Integrity chakra databank) count?
As for the “brilliant painter” idea, let’s leave that open to the beholder. Blog-Buddies, just how much beauty is in your eye when you behold artwork like “Self-Portrait as a Dog”?
Nuts and bolts about today’s aura reading
Which photograph am I using as a basis for today’s aura reading?
- This is the aura photograph of Odd Nerdrum used for today’s research into energetic literacy.
- Yes, to an aura reader with Stage Three Energetic Literacy, every photo is an aura photo.
What if you want to read x’s*** aura on your own?
- Id recommend the Reading Auras from Photos technique in Read People Deeper (Start on Page 35 if you are using the paperback. For the eBook, just search. )
- Or substitute a Skilled Empath Merge, using the Magic Picture technique in Become the Most Important Person in the Room (Start on Page 201, if youre reading the paperback rather than the eBook).
- Many of my students who want to use their lifelong talent for reading auras prefer to start with the 100+ techniques in my how-to, Aura Reading Through All Your Senses.
One way or another, isnt it fascinating to use energetic literacy skills to learn about people? Each and every one of us is so very complex, fascinating, who we are for life (at that level of personal potential that shows in gifts of the soul) and ever changing (as our chakra databanks reveal, moment by moment and day by day).