Friday, December 31, 2010

what can happen when one sketches in the mountains




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"

3 comments:

jazzlamb said...

Loving the details. Hope it wins, so we see a lovely book out of this :D All the very best!

Griselda Sastrawinata said...

Best of luck, sending you all positive vibes.

Erik Petri said...

Thank you both!
I dunno how many artist submitted for the competition and what their work looks like...but I hope all the hours I spend studying his work and reading about his life and ideas has given my proposal an edge that will give me the price!