A Hidden Treasure among Painters: Olga Boznańska | Kristine Onsrud & Jan-Ove Tuv | The Cave of Apelles

Kristine Onsrud and Jan-Ove Tuv sit down to talk about the 19th century Polish painter Olga Boznańska and her loose manner of painting. The topics covered in this episode include:

• Who was Olga Boznańska?
• Edvard Munch and the squinting test
• Boznańska VS. Helene Schjerfbeck
• Jack the Ripper (aka. Walter Sickert)
• Self-portrait at Age Twenty-two by Munch
• Portrait of the painter Anna Saryusz-Zaleska by Boznańska
• “The Sick Child” (1986) by Munch
• Boznańska VS. Bonard
• Bonard VS. Matisse (comparing an old master to a psychopath)
• Lack of philosophical training in traditional painting academies
• Combining two opposite principles to achieve a masterpiece
• Boznańska: achieving flatness and volume simultaneously
• The concept of colors being friends
• Getting an unfinished totality instead of a finished detail
• The problem of hyper-realism and painting from photo
• Jacques Louis David’s portrait of Madame Récamier
• Constable, Rembrandt and Titian: their loose manner of painting
• Titian’s Pietà and the concave shape of Mary Magdalene’s head
• Eugene Carriére and his “floating figures”

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The conversation was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum and assisted by 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"