Cave of Apelles

A feminist pledge seeks to correct the gender imbalance of museums, foundations and private collections. It is backed up by an organization representing over 100 culture-related organizations.

However, their «fairness» hides a core tenet of Critical Theory: objective knowledge does not exist, but is merely "a male, Eurocentric construct". In the end, Critical Theory will only amplify the core principles of Fine Art in a shared zeal to end all ideas of meritocracy.

Third-wave feminism will not catapult female classical-figurative painters into accepted collections. In Social Justice rhetoric they suffer from "false consciousness" and have "internalized the male gaze".

The good news is: in Europe people are reacting to CT, also from the left.

It is of vital importance that we know what Fine Art and Critical Theory is. The future of culture depends upon it.

Books referred to in this Cave Comment and that may well save your life:
Larry Shiner: "The Invention of Art"
Pluckrose/Lindsay: "Cynical Theories"

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How can painters use Aristotle's Poetics to become better at their craft, or more importantly — become better storytellers?

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This conversation was hosted by Jan-Ove Tuv and Sebastian Salvo, and was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, with assistance from Cassander Straumsgaard.
The centerpiece was a 19th century reproduction of G. F. Watts' Hope. On the shelf were a Roman bust of a boy, a bust of Aristotle, and Pallas Athena.

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How can painters and other types of poets use Blake Snyder's Save the Cat! to become better at their craft, or more importantly — become better storytellers?

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This conversation was hosted by Jan-Ove Tuv and Bork S Nerdrum, who also produced it with assistance from Cassander Straumsgaard and Sebastian Salvo.
The centerpiece was a 19th century reproduction of G. F. Watts' Hope. On the shelf were a Roman bust of a boy, a bust of Aristotle, and Pallas Athena.

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Critical Theory-zealots are vying for complete «Cultural Hegemony», introducing utopian demands for moral purity.

All ideas of objectivity and quality are under attack.

Jan-Ove Tuv explains how The National Academy of Art in Norway is being criticized for not being «woke» enough.
The situation is far from idiosyncratic. Indeed, it is indicative of a global phenomenon.
If we do not fight back, we are choosing authoritarian nepotism and the death of "creative freedom".
In short: the end of «making it» as an outsider within the field of culture.

"Cave Comments" applies an archetypical perspective to current culture, excavating underlying principles.

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Ironically, conservatives have become the new marxists by focusing all their attention on materialistic values, such as a good income, gadgets like the iPhone, and "progress". But by taking culture for granted, they have left a vacuum, now being replaced by Critical Theory.

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This conversation was hosted by Jan-Ove Tuv and Sebastian Salvo, and was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, with assistance from Cassander Straumsgaard.
The centerpiece was a 19th century reproduction of G. F. Watts' Hope. On the shelf were a Roman bust of a boy, a bust of Aristotle, and Pallas Athena.

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Should culture politics be treated from a libertarian, purist perspective where all government interference is bad — or is it more productive to take Max Stirner's approach, finding the best solutions for yourself, regardless of your universal principles?

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This conversation was hosted by Jan-Ove Tuv and Öde Spildo Nerdrum, and was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, with assistance from Sebastian Salvo and Cassander Straumsgaard.
The centerpiece was a 19th century reproduction of G. F. Watts' Hope. On the shelf were a Roman bust of a boy, a bust of Aristotle, and Pallas Athena.

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What are the mythical dimensions of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein's Monster, and what inspired her and Percy Shelley to write the novel? Most people are in for a surprise when they read the book for the very first time — full of preconceived ideas about its content.

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This conversation was hosted by Jan-Ove Tuv and Aftur Nerdrum, and was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, with assistance from Sebastian Salvo and Cassander Straumsgaard.
The centerpiece was a 19th century reproduction of G. F. Watts' Hope. On the shelf were a Roman bust of a boy, a bust of Aristotle, and Pallas Athena.

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"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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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This episode was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, assisted by Sebastian Salvo and Nic Thurman.
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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.

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Category Arts & Literature

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.