Tag Archive: Nordic mythology


Oil on canvas, 40 x 120 cm.

On the origin 4

Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm

x3laag

I am working on a new series of oilpaintings.

90 x 70 cm

X8laag

Völuspá 5

I decided to investigate the Völuspá series more (see the small image, Völuspá 1). It’s a tricky path to follow.

My work has everything to do with the creation of life, the creation of the world. Shapes are getting their form. When is something just paint and when does it transform into an organic form of life? The laws of nature, are yet to be made.

So there is chaos. But that doesn’t mean you can just paint whatever you want and that you don’t have to deal with the laws of the visual arts.

Think about colour contrast, composition, texture, depth, light etc. etc.

Völuspa 5, 80 x 90 cm, oil on canvas

Völuspá5

Völuspa 1, 160 x 110 cm, oil on canvas

Gaia2

Gaia

Oil on canvas, 80 x 110 cmGaia

Women, drawings, Gaia

Some new drawings, sketches.

In the Nordic and Greek Mythology, Gaia was the great mother of all: the primal Greek Mother Goddess; creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe.

I don’t know yet how, but I am investigating how to implant this theme into my work, into my art. So these sketches are part of my research.

model2

I was not present at the time, but I think these drawings where made approximately one hour after Charles Darwin published his book “On the origin of species”, in 1859.

By the way, these drawings are for sale. If you do buy them, I will donate the money to charity:  “SAVE THE DINOSAUR”.

Promise.

tek2 tekening80010

Drawings, chalk on paper, 50 x 65 cm.

Drawings “Natura”

chalk on paper, 25 x 32 cm

Natura 7a, 7b, 7c

tek27

tek37 tek45

This painting is about the creation of the world, the start of it all. Based also on the Edda, the Nordic mythology.

Shapes are beginning to form, and in some corners, there’s what you can call “first evidence of possible life”.

schilderij22

110 x 100 cm, oil on canvas.

Preformation and the Edda

This painting is called “Preformation”. Not too long ago, scientists thought that the human embryo, the baby, was a tiny version of a grown human being. Waiting in the sperm cell. And just had to grow (in the womb of the woman ofcourse).

I also read a lot about “the Edda”, a very old book about the creation of the world (Nordic mythology). This is also a theme a use sometimes.

And explains the environment the sperm cell is “floating” in, in this painting.

preformation