Odd Nerdrum Master Workshop - Florence

Odd Nerdrum Master Workshop - Florence




4th to 9th of November 2019

9:00 to 13:00 –Lunch Break- 14:30 to 17:30

TIAC, Via Luna 8r, 50121, Florence, Italy 


TIAC membership

Tuition fee

Easels, wood boards and mirrors.


English/Chinese translation, English/Italian and English/Spanish translation if needed

Certificate of Completion signed by Odd Nerdrum


From the 4th to the 8th of November, participants will have two working sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Master Nerdrum is taking time to decide the theme of the workshop, therefore, more detail will be announced once he has pondered the best subject to work on during this third edition of the workshop.

During the classes, Master Nerdrum will give demonstrations, paint along with the participants and give advice and critiques throughout the day. The Master is mostly interested in discussing philosophical subjects with the participants. 1-hour meetings will be arranged every day to talk about what is art, what is kitsch, what is real , what is beauty, what is good taste, and so on.

To know more about Odd Nerdrum click here.


On the 9th of November from 10 a.m to 1 p.m., the Italian artist Nicola Verlato will hold a 3-hour demonstrative class about Developing Compositions, with sketches from imagination and 3D models.

Verlato will hold a 1 hour lecture for historical introduction with examples from Greek, Roman, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical periods. Next he will do a sketch demo followed by transforming the sketches with 3D software. The focus will be on the passage back and forth between 2D sketches and 3D models as the composition develops.

The participant artists will be able to compare what they’ve learned during Master Nerdrum’s workshop with Verlato’s lecture, which will help them in the future to make much more thoughtful decisions during their personal composition process and tools.

Nicola Verlato is an Italian-American, b. 1965, Verona, currently based between Rome and Los Angeles. To know more about him click here.


Odd Nerdrum would like you to bring any drawing and painting materials you normally draw and paint with.

You would also need to bring your own prepared canvas and the following oil paint colors: Mars black, Red Vermillion, Yellow ochre/Mars yellow/Old Holland Yellow Brown, and Titanium white.

Nicola Verlato would like you to bring your sketchbook and pencils. 


The Hunt of Odd Nerdrum: A subtitled episode of the documentary “The Hunt of Nerdrum” will be projected at the end of every day. During his long career, painter Odd Nerdrum has taken on various techniques in his work, following a period of realism in the ‘70s to the baroque and grotesque in the present. Deciding to track down Nerdrum's sources of inspiration, his former pupil Tuv and his son Öde go on a world tour visiting the museums and people that crossed paths with the Master painter on his everlasting journey in pursuit of the immortal masterpiece. Click here to watch the trailer.

Closing Aperitivo: At the end of the workshop a closing aperitivo will be organized in order to show the artworks produced during the workshop. The aperitivo will be open to the public, and it will be a chance to be exhibited in Florence. Date to be announced.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the workshop. Write to masterworkshops@tiacg.com and we’ll get back to you!

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