Friday, December 31, 2010
Danish museum for the symbolist painter J. F. Willumsen (1863 - 1958) are having an art competition: "create a graphic novel/ comicbook about the artist his life and works".
I have spend lots an lots of hours digging into who he was and what he accomplished as an artist. In the beginning I thought he was somehow interesting, but as my knowledge about him got bigger, so did my passion about this project. hopefully I will win the competition, so I can continue working on this book project. The 25th. of February it will be announced at the J. F. Willumsen museum in Frederikssund.
Here are the two pages I have submitted: Willumsen is in Jotunheimen, Norway, sketching and painting mountains. He is trying to capture the essence of his experience of being in a big, brutal, cold and hostile nature. The observations he did in his sketchbook ended up being condensated into his breakthrough masterpiece "Jotunheim"
Monday, December 20, 2010
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Article 8 in the European Convention of Human Rights syas you have the right to respect for private and family life......and the current danish government will respect your comming man/wife (from outside the EU) if they have a PhD, lots of money, work experience and speaks at least one of the mayor languages....so make sure you ask about these things before you fall in love!...on the other hand your comming bride/groom..will be a lot smarter than the mayority of the danes. So the new pointsystem for family unification sounds like: Denmark wants to bring in smart people...but what about the stupid danes..what are we gonna do...export them..and make the average IQ rise that way??
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Danish citizen Niels Holck was involved in the smuggling of weapons to terrorist organisation Ananda Marga in West Bengal, to help them fight the local government.
He is guilty, but due to the European Convention on Human Rights article 6: The right to a fair trial", Niels Holck can not be handed over to an authority that might give him an unfair trial and a death sentence.....cause the death sentence is banned within the EU.
..........so he is guilty, but he can't be brought to trial in the country where he carried out his deed, due to article 6 ...one could argue, that he is being saved by the human rights, that he himself didn't much for when he armed a terrorist group in India!
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Monday, November 8, 2010
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A panel discussion took place at Copenhagen University dealing with a suggested law against drawn images of naked children.... Not photos which of cause is forbidden, but drawing of pure fantasy where noone was harmed = a law against fantasies ...
If this law is passed how will it effect, not only future artwork, but also all the books with Egon Schiele paintings, Sally Mann photographys etc. ... Artbooks a lot of people have on their bookshelf...these people will they all of a sudden be considered crimals with possesion of Child Pornography.. if the law against 'manga' is passed here .. like it already is in Sweden.
A law that criminalize not only actions but also fantasies and ideas.... cause they might lead to actions .... hmmm... it's kinda like "Minority Report"..
Sunday, October 24, 2010
so after all...danish soldiers understanding of how you help to built a democracy, included handing over prisioners to local police, that later would torture them....well technically the danish troops handed the prisoners over to the british troops...and therefore didn't know what happened hereafter...hmmmm!
Being Georg Bush's pet and at the same time act acording to the European bill of Human Rights isn't as easy...as it sounds on TV...first we were caught on tape handing over prisoners to torture in Afghanistan..and now Wikileaks have revealed we did the same thing in Iraq....nice and comforting that the primeminister who allowed it, is now the head of NATO!
Friday, October 22, 2010
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Now it's up to the owner to prove his dog doesn't belong to the breeds that have been banned (Pittbull Terrier, Americans Stafford Terrier and 19 other breeds). Thanks to Ole Knudsen for comming up with the idea.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Greece tricked their way into the Euro on false pretenses. It has cost us dearly, and therefore the convergence criteria is taken seriously in future.....and that means, that Denamrk, who is not even part of the Euro, has to make budget cuts to live up to the deficit requirements set down by the ECB: European Central Bank.
Swedish car brand Volvo has been sold to the Chinese.
Volvo has iconic status as the car that symbolizes, that you are full established ..... owning a Villa, a Volvo and a doggie ... so all that's lacking is just a tall hedge around your property.
I have submitted 15+ political cartoons for this years Blæksprutten (annual satirical book). I don't know how many of my cartoons, that will make it to the final book, but this ones was turned down before I did the coloring.The 2010 Blæksprutten book is available at your local (danish) bookstore from November the 10th.
Yesterday I got a chance to visit Frankfurt Zoo and sketch some animals. The Zoo seemed smaller than the one here in Copenhagen, and they had fewer animals, but they had two Black Rhinos, and here we only have the White Rhinos with small horns...so I was excited.