Cave of Apelles

"I feel like it's time to take women a little bit off the fashion-horse", says the tailor who wants to shape men into cathedrals with her new brand, "The Kitsch Collection".
Eline Dragesund is a young designer from Norway whose primary inspiration for clothing is the subculture of Odd Nerdrum's painting school, as well as Ancient Greece.
She despises modern body-shape solutions like zippers and polyester, and prefers classical solutions such as linen, draped around the body.
In recent years, she has worked with men only. "With every man that I've worked with, he comes to me and says: 'I cannot find what I am looking for. Can you help me?'"
As a result of the lack of varied design, she sees the need for "an alternative, elegant clothing style for men."
The guidelines for Dragesund's brand are the same as those for kitsch painters: good handcraft, a toned down palette and a timeless mark.
Starting out with Edvard Munch, she is planning to select one kitsch-person or a theme as a source of inspiration for each collection. But it is not Munch's wardrobe that interests her — rather how he paints it.

For more information about Eline Dragesund's brand, please go to http://dragesund.com.

The centerpiece for this conversation was The Nerdrum Shirt by Eline Dragesund and the episode was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, assisted by Nic Thurman and Javier Adams.

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How can one secure the independence of culture? Watch Jan-Ove Tuv's conversation with the Norwegian art sociologist Dag Solhjell who co-authored "On Kitsch" in 2002, subsequently publishing four volumes on cultural politics in Norway. On the basis of his recent book "Dette er kunst" (This is Art), Solhjell describes what he calls "pointing", which denotes how the Curatoriate validates something as a work of art.
He also touches on «The Art Police», and describes how the State made ”Art” a natural part of our society, before contrasting the defining principles of Art with those of Kitsch.
If the result is politicization of culture, should cultural politics be abolished altogether?

The centerpieces for this conversation where "Running Bride" by Odd Nerdrum and a color litograph from "Les Vitraux du Musèe de Salvador Dali a Figueras".
The episode was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, assisted by Nic Thurman and Javier Adams.

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What are the objective rules of figurative, narrative painting, and was originality a concern at all in the Renaissance? Sebastian Salvo re-appears on the show to talk about Masaccio, Michelangelo, and the early Renaissance masters, what Vasari wrote about them and the role of competition in Europe as the continent came out of the Middle Ages.

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The centerpiece for this conversation was the study for "The Wrong Path" by Sebastian Salvo.
The episode was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, assisted by Nic Thurman and Javier Adams.

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"I have had mentors as well as tormentors," says Marcus Paus, the Norwegian composer, whose admiration for the craft of classical music has led to his work being frequently attacked by dogmatic modernists — among them a self-appointed nemesis, known as "the teacher who was not to be."
Paus' response is to declare that he is not an ideological composer, but simply a musician who recognizes the necessity of seeing the past as a self-evident source of knowledge.
In his conversation with Jan-Ove Tuv, he also talks about his education in Oslo with Trygve Madsen and in New York with Richard Danielpour, his work with film music and highlights from his own works, such as "Love's Last Rites" from his album "Odes & Elegies".

Can you learn something across disciplines? By the end of their conversation, Tuv and Paus also discuss the value of Paus' friendship with painters and poets such as Christopher Rådlund and Håkan Sandell.

The Centerpiece for this conversation is "Stetind" by Christopher Rådlund.
The episode was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, assisted by Andrew Aviste and Seth Fite.

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Watch Jan-Ove Tuv's conversation with the former academic director at the Florence Academy of Sweden, Joakim Ericsson, who swapped painting for fantasy illustrations and the gaming industry.

This episode was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, assisted by Andrew Aviste and Seth Fite.
The Cave of Apelles is a long format conversation about aesthetics, myths and philosophy.

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Watch Jan-Ove Tuv's conversation with the author and former leader of the Capitalist party in Norway, Vegard Martinsen. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ayn Rand's Romantic Manifesto, we have invited Martinsen to talk about her view on aesthetics and how her philosophy could serve as an antidote to Immanuel Kant's philosophy.

This episode was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, assisted by Veniamin V. Orlov and Carl August Benneche Klevjer.
The Cave of Apelles is a long format conversation about philosophy, mythology, and cultural values.

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Watch Jan-Ove Tuv's conversation with the Chinese portrait painter Cheng Wu. Wu talks about his experience of coming to Europe and being told at a French art academy that his work was too traditional. He also touches on the extraordinary situation for classical figurative painting in China, as well as Li Cheng and the golden age of Chinese painting in the Song Dynasty (960–1279 AD).
Wu argues for an eternal mindset and Daoism — through the teachings of Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi — as a philosophic solution for painters.

Associated article:
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This episode was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, assisted by Sebastian Salvo and Nic Thurman.
The Cave of Apelles is a long format conversation about philosophy, mythology, and cultural values.

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Watch Jan-Ove Tuv's conversation with the Norwegian painter William Heimdal, also known as "Prince William." In this interview, Heimdal talks about his journey from drawing Donald Duck cartoons inspired by Don Rosa, to painting like Nerdrum and the old masters.

The Cave of Apelles is a long format conversation about philosophy, mythology, and cultural values.

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The Cave of Apelles is the long form conversation about culture, myths and philosophy. Guests on our show include classical figurative painters, composers, aesthetic thinkers and more.