Nerdrum's Closing Statement

June 30, 2014 8:49 PM

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Nerdrum's Closing Statement

The most recent verdict in the case against Odd Nerdrum for tax fraud by the Norwegian State came as Nerdrum was painting in the sky behind the head of a wistful woman, gazing into the eternal sunset. A simple yet elegant composition.

But, this case is not a poem, nor is it a well crafted painting, or a figment of the imagination. It is a tragedy and all the elements are in place. Typically the main protagonist of a tragedy commits some terrible crime without realizing how foolish and arrogant he has been. Then, as he slowly real...

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