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Odd Nerdrum. Aura Reading of a Kitch Painter.

Odd Nerdrum, aura reading a man who is proud to be a kitch painter.

Odd Nerdrum — aura reading a man who is proud to be a kitch painter.

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:

He’s 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.