Kitsch & Beauty is a record of 21 speeches and presentations made at The Representational Art Conference 2014 (TRAC2014). Roger Scruton and Juliette Aristides gave keynote addresses, and the artist Odd Nerdrum came from his home near Paris to join in a public conversation with Dr. Scruton.
What readers will not discern from the written record is that this was an extraordinary event – a joyful gathering of more than 350 representational artists and thinkers from around the
Kitsch Biennale 2010 in Palazzo Cini, Venice, the painting "Sandra armed" by Odd Nerdrum exposed among the masterpieces of the Cini collection: the continuity of tha tradition. " If you fall asleep on a horse , the horse will stop at the rocks. Art is a car, kitsch is a horse. " O. Nerdrum Trying to explain in a few words the more than positive meaning that Odd Nerdrum wanted to reassign to the term "KITSCH", usually used to describe works never worthy of particular attention
Leonardo, Giorgione, Antonello da Messina, Caravaggio, Tiziano, Andrea del Sarto, Rembrandt...: so many undiscussed and unmatched painters.... After a long period training Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy), under the guidance of Norio Nagayama Sensei, I came back to my native iconographic tradition and started studying the Old Masters oil painting techniques. What you can see here is the result of this long training, after I can finally say their modus operandi as well as their im