Odd Nerdrum – The consistent fascination with the human body

Odd Nerdrum was born in Hälsingborg, Sweden in 1944. His paintings show us paired corpses, madmen, men in pain – all frightful and abhorrent. In a way sexual but unpleasant at the same time, his paintings show the human body lying or standing, mummified, coated.

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“Nerdrum felt a particular affinity to Caravaggio as well as Rembrandt. Caravaggio, because of the realism and implacable, dramatic temperament reflected in his works, and Rembrandt for his picturesque substance and patience with man. The two extremes would later shape the elasticity in the universe of Nerdrum´s pictures” – Odd Nerdrum Biography

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