Art Historian vs. Cartoonist
|The Villa of Thielska Galleriet, built 1904-1907. |
Architect: Ferdinand Boberg. Photo LCL, July 30, 2017.
Built at the time of Valdemar Andersen and seeking the same solution to the use of the line: giving it at once presence and yet delicacy as if it is hardly there by punctuating it by little dots.
Valdemar would use the technique to draw cascades of a dress surrounding the actress Betty Nansen as tragedienne and in the act of posing as a tragedienne.
His architectural equivalent reaches the same effect by way of wringing the iron, removing all sense of solidity.
|Valdemar Andersen, Betty Nansen, full-page monumental portrait |
in the weekly satirical Klods-Hans, 1907.
|The balustrade up close, The Thielska Gallery. Photo LCL, July 30, 2017.|
And that is why the art historian would fail as a cartoonist.