Improve Your Painting with the Memorosa Dogmas | Öde Nerdrum & William Heimdal | The Cave of Apelles

Öde Nerdrum, William Heimdal, and Jan-Ove Tuv sit down to discuss the Memorosa Dogmas — what they mean and how rigorously they follow them. Nerdrum also compares their dogmas to Dogme 95, which was a collective of Danish filmmakers that had a set of 10 rules for making movies.

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The conversation was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum with assistance from Carl August Klevjer.
The centerpiece was a 19th century reproduction of G. F. Watts’ Hope.

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  • Apelles was asked why he touched and retouched his pictures with so much care, to which he replied:
    "I paint for eternity"