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Eat It, Hud, Eat It…

Posted in commentary, Edvard Munch, figure, still life with tags , , , , , on March 25, 2009 by Rog


“Day After (aft Edvard Munch)”, 6×8 oil on Canvas, by Rog Lyngaas, 23mar09, x8 palette.

OK, expaination is in order.  “Eat it, Hud, Eat it!” is a quote from the Jim Rome Radio Show.  Rex Hudler [sp?] was a baseball player that once ate a beautiful bug at his fellow baseball players request.  He ate the bug, and they won the game.  It was a rally moment.  Sometimes, one has to do the strange to encourage one’s comrades to their goal.

Does this explain why I finally performed some sort of study on an Edvard Munch painting?  OK, you know this is my favorite painting in the world.  But do you realize that this is both a still life and a portrait?  My interpretation, is an interupted piece.  Originally, I was to sketch the painting, then base a landscape on the composition.  You can see this if you notice that the value of the wall is very light compared to the original by Munch.  There are spiritual and educative reasons why I was going to do this.  But since I had to go to work.  This is the final version of this study, hence the name S1.

I intend to revisit studying this work several times in the next several years.  The reason, is I need to understand why this painting enlightened me so.

X8 Palette [Mostly Winton colors, another electric earth palette]

White = Permalba White [pw6, pw4, Martin-Weber]
cool blue = ultramarine blue
warm green = viridian hue
cool yellow = cad yellow pale hue
warm yellow = yellow ochre
warm red = burnt sienna [pr101, W&N artist grade]
cool red = alizarin crimson [pr83, m.graham]



Posted in commentary, Edvard Munch on March 20, 2009 by Rog

Yet to post this week.  Busy in the deli.  Sorry.

Details of good news is coming for you and I.  This time I will not “Shoot the Messenger”.  Quite frankly, there is a possibility that my paintings will be involved with 3 or 4 shows in the next 6 months.  The best of the news involves the Basement Gallery, in downtown Boise.  I will post on this later.

But for now… I have determined the greatest fans of these paintings you have seen are in Kansas City!  Thank-you Kansas City, Portland, Boise, Los Angelas, San Francisco, London, New York [specifically Manhattan the heart of the art world], Madison, and Chicago….   This is not a race….

However I love the dichotomy of the center [heart] of the country [Kansas] being  just as often visitors to this site as the heart of the Art World [Manhattan].  FYI, their is in Kansas a mildly large city called… Manhattan.

Eat at the Munch Exhibit

About dichotomies, the Edvard Munch exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago should be great to visit.  I would like to encourage anybody who has the where with all to visit it, to do so.  I myself have not the where with all, but will probably acquire the book on it.  I enjoy studying Edvard Munch’s stuff… but as of yet have not done any real paintings that are studies of it.  Maybe some day.

The reason for the interest is that Munch’s Painting “The Day After” is my favorite painting in the world.  Mr. Phelps my high school history teacher for Western Civilization introduced me to this.  It is the first painting that actually got me excited about art.  It is shown below.


None of us will ever see the original that Munch painted, because it was destroyed.  The above is a “Post Study” Munch did of the original.  I have had to good luck to see the Intagilio Print of this at the Munch Museum in Oslo.

Dagny Juel was probably the model.  She was the model for Munch’s Madonna.  Both were originally exhibited in Germany together with Munch’s Ashes.  It would be Munch-like to use the same model.  It implies a huge break from the sanctity of holiness… Madonna in a bedroom scene.  Perhaps this indiscretion is why the exhibit was banned, and Munch became famous.  What a genious.

Just so you know… you can’t eat at the Munch Exhibit.

Regardless, thank-you for visiting.  See you again soon.