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"


jazzlamb said...

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

Anonymous 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!