Luke Hillestad, “The Fool,” oil on canvas, 42 x 42 inches

Self-proclaimed kitsch painters Jeremy Caniglia and Luke Hillestad will discuss their experience working with the figurative master Odd Nerdrum at the Nerdrum School during a December lecture that could illuminate the future of figurative painting. When and where?

Wet Paint Artists’ Materials & Framing in Saint Paul, Minnesota, will be the venue for an engaging art history talk with acclaimed painters Jeremy Caniglia and Luke Hillestad. On December 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the two Odd Nerdrum pupils will discuss a number of fascinating topics, including the different techniques and approaches used at the Nerdrum School — such as the Apelles palette, toning of the canvas, imprimatura, color layering, sanding, and glazing — different approaches to build a composition, and a discussion of masterworks from Odd Nerdrum’s canon.

Jeremy Caniglia, “Evening Star,” oil on panel

Examples of Caniglia’s and Hillestad’s works will be on display for the talk. Interested parties must reserve a spot by contacting Wet Paint. To learn more, visit here.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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