HANDS-ON
Masterclass I
"CREATIVITY TOOLS"
By
Stephen Joseph Burke and Asbjorn Lonvig
The South Europe Collection



Italy




"Portofino Inspiration"


Portofino is a famous little town at the Italian West Coast - South of Genoa. Originally it was inhabited by fishermen.
Today it is a fashionable town. Tourists, Gucci stores, billion class yachts, fancy restaurants.
As I looked closer at the old colourful houses I was terror-stricken. All the architectural details around windows etc. was not real - they were PAINTED.
But now I have taught myself to look at the houses as a piece of scenery - just a flat.
And it is a beautiful piece of scenery - a beautiful flat.
I look forward to work with towns in Cinque Terre like Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and RioMaggiore.
I was there and a friend of mine has immortalized the magnificent scenery - I'll do an art work on each of these towns - concluding my series of old fishermen towns and their fantastic architecture.











"Portofino Inspiration Close Up"



See "Portofino Inspiration" above.










"The Palazzo Pubblico"
The City Hall of Sienna, Italy


The Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) is a palace in the city of Siena, located in the Tuscany region of Italy. Construction began in 1297 and its original purpose was to house the republican government, consisting of the Podesta and Council of Nine.
Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia.The outside of the structure is an example of Italian medieval architecture with Gothic influences. The lower story is stone; the upper crenelatted stories are made of brick. The facade of the palace is curved slightly inwards (concave) to reflect the outwards curve (convex) of the Piazza del Campo, Siena's central square of which the Palace is the focal point. The campanile or bell tower, Torre del Mangia, was built between 1325 and 1344 with its crown designed by the painter, Lippo Memmi. The tower was designed to be taller than the tower in neighbouring rival Florence; at the time it was the tallest structure in Italy. It was fitted with a mechanical clock during the mid 14th century.
Its design was used as the basis for the Dock Tower in Grimsby, England constructed in 1852.
Odense City Hall (Denmark) was greatly inspired from Palazzo Pubblico.












"Ponte Vecchio"


The Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge") is a Medieval bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewellers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. It has been described as Europe's oldest wholly-stone, closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge, but there are far older segmental arch bridges such as Alconétar Bridge. The Ponte Vecchio's two neighbouring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinità and the Ponte alle Grazie.
The bridge spans the Arno at its narrowest point where it is believed that a bridge was first built in Roman times, when the via Cassia crossed the river at this point. The Roman piers were of stone, the superstructure of wood. The bridge first appears in a document of 996. After being destroyed by a flood in 1117 it was reconstructed in stone but swept away again in 1333 save two of its central piers, as noted by Giovanni Villani in his Nuova Cronica. It was rebuilt in 1345, Giorgio Vasari recorded the tradition in his day, that attributed its design to Taddeo Gaddi, besides Giotto one of the few artistic names of the trecento still recalled two hundred years later. Modern historians present Neri di Fioravanti as a possible candidate.












"Piazza San Marco"


Inspired by St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy. I visited Venice. I saw all the places. I bought Murano Glass. I sat at the Piazza San Marco drinking espresso, listening to violins, looking at the pigeons.












"San Francesco (Francis of Assisi)"



Inspired by Francis of Assisi.
By a stay in the beautiful town Assisi.
And by Francis’ light view of Christianity, which is symbolized by the gray cross.
The diametrically opposite to the view of the established church, which is symbolized by the upside down black cross.











"Temple of Neptune"


Temple of Neptune. Inspired by the temple of Neptune (Poseidon) in the Greek colony Poseidonia south of Sorrento - renamed to Paestum by the Romans.











"Castel del Monte"




“Castel Del Monte” is inspired by the legends about Castel del Monte in Puglia, Italy and by the mathematics and the astronomy behind.
When the Emperor Frederick II built this castle near Bari in the 13th century, he imbued it with symbolic significance, as reflected in the location, the mathematical and astronomical precision of the layout and the perfectly regular shape. A unique piece of medieval military architecture, Castel del Monte is a successful blend of elements from classical antiquity, the Islamic Orient and north European Cistercian Gothic.


To construct the shape of the outer and inner wall:
Draw 4 rectangles according to the golden ratio. The shorter side is multiplied by 1.618 and you have the length of the longer side. Arrange the rectangles crosswise rotating each 45 degrees.
The walls are the two octagons.


In 1996 Castel del Monte was included into the world heritage protected by UNESCO.
The UNESCO Committee wrote: The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii) and (iii) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value in its formal perfection and its harmonious blending of cultural elements from northern Europe, the Muslim world, and classical antiquity. Castel del Monte is a unique masterpiece of medieval military architecture, reflecting the humanism of its founder, Frederick II of Hohenstaufen.

Photos: Turismo in Italia







Rome

Walking in Rome.
Seeing the highlights of Rome.
The Forum of Rome, the Arch of Septimus Severus, the Arch of Titus, The Coliseum, Pantheon, The Trevi Fountain, The Spanish Stairs, Il Vitoriano, Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo Alle Terme with floor mosaics, National Gallery of Modern Art - Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Circus Maximus, Piazza Navona, Bernini's fountains, Piazza Della Rotonda, Via Appia and the Catacombs, The Vatican, Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam”,…….Tivoli.

Traveling in Italy:
Siena, Florence, Venice, Ravenna, Assisi, L’Aquila, Vieste, Monte Sant’Angelo, Andria, Castel Del Monte, Bari, Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Paestum, Sorrento, and Napoli.

Sitting at a restaurant on Piazza della Rotonda.
Looking up at Pantheon’s inscription on the gable:
M·AGRIPPA·L·F·COS·TERTIVM·FECIT,
which means “Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius,
consul for the third time, built this”.

Drinking a cup of espresso.
Philosophizing how amazing Rome is as inspiration for a series of art creations…












"Italian Soul"


Inspired by Coliseum (Italian: Colosseum) and the Italian flag.











"Adam and God"



Inspired by Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican in Rome, Italy.











  "Coliseum"



Inspired by my sons' enthusiastic interest in gladiators, by the gladiators’ bloody fights, by the gladiator’s circumstances of life, and by the feeling of that violent atmosphere sitting quietly down on the first rows of the Coliseum, listening to the high sounds of steel.











"Anima Italiana"



See "Italian Soul" above..










"Fighting to the Death"


Inspired by gladiators fighting to the death in the Coliseum of Rome.











"Via Sacra"



Inspired by the "holy street" from Coliseum to the Arch of Titus in the  Forum of Rome, by Via Appia, and by the streets in Saepinum, in Paestum, and in Pompei.











"Via Sacra Grey"


See "Via Sacra" above.










"Septimus Severes"



Inspired by the Arch of Septimus Severus erected A.D. 203 in The Forum of Rome by the emperor Septimus Severus.










"Pantheon Piazza della Rotondo"



Pantheon is the middle of Rome's historical centre, about a 5 minute walk east of Piazza Navona.
Finished by Hadrian but not claimed as one of his works, it used the text of the original inscription "M·AGRIPPA·L·F·COS·TERTIVM·FECIT", standing for Latin: Marcus Agrippa, Lucii filius, consul tertium fecit translated to "'Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, Consul for the third time, built this" on the new facade.
This was a common practice in Hadrian's rebuilding projects all over Rome. How the building was actually used is not known.
Pantheon is situated on Piazza della Rotondo. This Piazza is my favourite spot in Rome. I love to sit there in the morning. At noon. In the evening. In the evening I love especially to sit there in the dusk. It becomes darker and darker and lights are lit. People are strolling.
Pizza della Rotondo has a Mc Donald's, it has exclusive restaurants, a fountain - "Fontana del Piazza Rotondo", a sculpture - it has everything.
Up there between the penthouse apartments there are are gardens. Yes, gardens. The apartment that I dreamt of - it is fantastic - has a web cam.
No black clouds can hit my soul. Long before that I look at the web cam and inhale the atmosphere of Piazza Della Rotondo.












"Pantheon's Cieling"



Inspired by the ceiling of Pantheon. Next time you stand in this huge church room looking at the hole in the ceiling try to take a closer look at the ceiling itself…








"Grotte Celoni Green I"



Inspired by a floor mosaic with the still life from Aincient Rome, the locallity known as Grotte Celoni on the via Casilina. The mosaic is from end of the first century BC - beginning of the first century AD.
The floor mosaic was exhibited along with a large number of other mosaics at
Museo Nazionale Romano Palazzo Massimo Alle Terme in Rome, Italy.











"Grotte Coloni Red II"


See "Grotte Celoni Green I" above.











"Casale di San Basilio I"



Inspired by a floor mosaic in axonometric perspective - that is a military projection.
It's from the vestibule of a Roman villa near the Casale di San Basilio on via Nomentana. The mosaic is from the first century BC.
The floor mosaic was exhibited along with a large number of other mosaics at
Museo Nazionale Romano Palazzo Massimo Alle Terme in Rome, Italy.












"Casale di san Basilio II"


See "Casale di San Basilio I" above.








"Opus Reticulatum I"



Inspired by buildings in Saepinum, Paestum, Pompei
and Roman
Forum and antique masonry.
Most frequent types of Roman faced concrete buildings are opus incertum, opus testaceum and opus reticulatum.











"Opus Reticulatum II"


See "Opus Reticulatum I" above.





Spain







"Spanish Bull"


Inspired by Spain's national colours, Bulls and bullfighting.
Bullfighting is a traditional spectacle of Spain, Portugal, some cities in southern France, and several Latin American countries, in which one or more live bulls are ritually killed in a bullring as a public spectacle.
Bullfighting generates heated controversy in many areas of the world, including Mexico, Ecuador, Spain, and Portugal.
Supporters of bullfighting argue that it is a culturally important tradition, while animal rights groups argue that it is a blood sport because of the suffering of the bull and horses during the bullfight.
According to DACS in UK, which is a sister organization to Copy Dan, who administers artists’ intellectual rights in Denmark, the copyrights for this motif costs a fortune – or 2.
An English company wanted to buy the copyrights for a particular purpose – a particular product - and DACS priced the non-exclusive copyright £ 40,000!











"Plaza de Toros"


"Plaza de Toros" is inspired by Plaza de Toros, Madris, Spain. Spain's national colors, Bulls and bullfighting.
Plaza de Toros is situated in the barrio of Guindalera in the district of Salamanca, it was inaugurated on 17 June 1931. It has a seating capacity of 25,000 and is regarded as the home of bullfighting in Spain.
This bullring was designed by an architect called Espeliú. Its style is Neo-Mudéjar (Moorish) with pottery incrustations. The seats are situated in 10 "tendidos". The price of the seats depends upon how close they are to the "arena" and whether they are in the sun or the shade (the latter being more expensive). The bullfighting season starts in March and ends in December. Bullfights are held every day during the San Isidro Fiesta, and every Sunday or holiday during the season. Bullfights start at 6 or 7pm and last for two to three hours.
"Las Ventas" is located in the east of Madrid.











"Prado"


The portal at the entrance to the Prado Museum in Madrid











"Sagrada Familia"


Antonio Gaudi’s imperfect church in Barcelona. Unless you've been in Barcelona and have seen Gaudi’s architecture.
You should go there!
It is strange to think about that his very distinctive Art Nouveau style could win recognition in
the 1800s. After 1894, he drew back from secular work and devoted his life to Christianity and construction of Sagrada Familia.











"Costa Brava"



Inspired by the Spanish beach north of Barcelona.
This is the rising sun.
The blue line symbolizes the Mediterranean.











"Alhambra"

Moorish Castle Alhambra in Granada, Spain


I have done quite a few historical buildings around the world. Studying the architectural elements. I think this is the only building in Moorish tradition.

Rising above the modern lower town, the Alhambra and the Albaycín, situated on two adjacent hills, form the medieval part of Granada. To the east of the Alhambra fortress and residence are the magnificent gardens of the Generalife, the former rural residence of the emirs who ruled this part of Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. The residential district of the Albaycín is a rich repository of Moorish vernacular architecture, into which the traditional Andalusian architecture blends harmoniously.












”Monument to the Discoveries”

Inspired by a sculpture in Lisbon.


”Monument to the Discoveries”. Erected on the north bank of River Tagus in 1960 in Lisbon, celebrating the 500 year of Prince Henry the Navigator's death.
I have used Portuguese colors from the Portuguese flag.












"Monument to Christ"



Monument to Christ.
Christ opens His arms to the city.
Built in 1959 in thanks to God for having spared Portugal during WWII, this enormous monument to Christ was inspired by the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro.
The 28m (90ft) figure of Christ opens its arms to Lisbon, and there is a sweeping view of the city and 25 de Abril Bridge from the top of the 82m (270ft) high pedestal.
I have used Portuguese colours from the Portuguese flag.












"Port in Porto in Portugal"



"Port in Porto in Portugal" is also called "The Port Drinker’s early Breakfast".

Wine has been produced by traditional landholders in the Alto Douro region for some 2,000 years. Since the 18th century, its main product, port wine, has been world famous for its quality. This long tradition of viticulture has produced a cultural landscape of outstanding beauty that reflects its technological, social and economic evolution.
Criterion iii The Alto Douro Region has been producing wine for nearly two thousand years and its landscape has been moulded by human activities. Criterion iv The components of the Alto Douro landscape are representative of the full range of activities association with winemaking – terraces, quintas (wine-producing farm complexes), villages, chapels, and roads. Criterion v The cultural landscape of the Alto Douro is an outstanding example of a traditional European wine-producing region, reflecting the evolution of this human activity over time.







Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark (*1949)

Copyrights Asbjorn Lonvig
Asbjorn Lonvig's Copyrights are administered by Copydan, Denmark and
sister organizations all over the world.

Asbjorn Lonvig has the contract number 1549.
If you want to use a work for some purpose like a book cover, marketing or product design
please contact copydan@copydan.dk
for price information.

Accounts are setteled with Copydan.

Highly original derivative, oxymoronic singularity, individually universal, satirical
chutzpah subversive hilarity. I am LOVING LONVIG
Florence Siegel
Boro of Queens
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US

I'm writing to you to tell you I like your work....the way you express the synthesis is very interesting
By the way..im an argentinian artist, if you have a minute i invite you to visit my site
www.mariadelavega.com.ar
cordially

María de la Vega
Buenos Aires
Argentina


I'm speachless...wow you are creative and diligent:
o)....I like your stuff because the beauty is in simplicity..... Just a warm hello to Denmark from Germany
Best

Gudrun Ploetz
Bad Nauheim
Germany


Hello Asbjorn,
All of your art and specially the Lucca Project are superb works of fine art.
I have enjoyed your art works with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm.
Best from

Anton Vogels
Dulwich Hill,
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia


I was quite impressed with all the creativity here.
Keep up the good ART!
ART is needed everywhere.
Greetings from Portugal

Rod Costa
Portugal


Hello
I have just found your site and found it so refreshing,

as have been looking for ideas for some paintings for my granddaughters  baby's room,
and it has giving me some ideas and I just want to keep it simple, as I get older.
Less is more seems to be the answer , keep up the good work.
 regards
Lee Pennington
Painter
Tasmania
Australia


Thank you.
Your color and amazing simplicity inspire me so madly.
I'm looking for a brush now!
Incredible, quiet, moving, loud, and awesome!
Randy Jacobs
Dallas
Texas
US

Hello
I am a New York based artist. I work primarily in pastels, oils & watercolor.
I loved your web designs and art that I located through absolute arts! 
Is this to be another web magazine like absolute arts? 
Is it solely your own promotion?  It is GREAT!!!!  If it is ongoing, how do I subscribe? 
You have a linking option...I'm interested in it....please see my web site:
www.ellenfisch.com
I wish you much success!!!  Are you interested in a NY publisher....
I know of one who may be interested in your work....maybe
All the best for  wonderful holidays!
Happy painting,
Ellen Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College - MA in art from New York University
Long Island
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn
Thank you for making me your official NY fan club!! (but please spell my name correctly...Ellen Fisch )....
I love reading your Art Blogs and think that you are an art FORCE!! 
Not only does your work encourage others with its eneryg, beauty and aethetic sensibility, but your writing is wonderful!! 
Every time I go to your web site (often) I get a mega dose of art fuel!! 
You are THE BEST!!
Warm Regards,
Ellen
Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College
MA in art from New York University

Long Island
New York
US
PS I'm having a show of my work at the Jadite Gallery on West 50 Street in New York City. 
Opening is April 5.  If you are in New York, I hope you will stop by.  I would love to meet you in person!!


Dear Asbjorn:
Thanks for ordering another 25 artworks.  You account has been updated
to allow 75 artworks.  We are so glad you are excited about Gallery
Direct and decided to upgrade your account to allow display of more of
your genious artwork.
Dave Yelen
President and founder of Gallery Direct
Forty Fort
Pennsylvania
US

Hello,
I just like to congratulate you and thank you for the fantastic art work
that you have created and exhibited.
Keep on creating!!!
Best regards,
Paul Lionakis
Dover
Kent
UK


Dear Asbjorn Lonvig
Your website is truly colorful and fantastic!!
I entered the RSS in ArtistsBlog Headlines of artday.org.
Seiji Ueoka
Editor World ArtNews
Tokyo
Japan

I only have one word that best describes these books.
Awesome.
Thanks so much for the FREE downloads, they are very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Cecelia Routsaw
Grandmother of 15
Greenville
Michigan
US

Hi Asbjorn Lonvig
Thanks for forwarding – magnificent article… Thanks 

Bjarne Bækgaard
Communication manager
Aros Art Museum
Aarhus
Denmark


Hi, your work is very powerful.
Your writings and work are very impressive.

Diane Leon
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Arts at New York University
New York
US

Congratulations on your beautiful work.
You have been accepted.

Michael Jason
Manhattan Arts International
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn Lonvig,
The Staff at ARTROM Gallery has met to view your images.
We have also visited your websites and entered immediately into your world.
We are impressed with your ability to simplify a concept into an image and concentrate it,
to incude only what is necessary. In evaluating your work for its strong graphic content, we  became aware of the size of the originals; they are all quite large and are acrylic on canvas. 
In viewing your works we discussed not only their graphic content, but discussed them as paintings, as objects unto themselves. Knowing that the images exist somewhere as objects of that dimension is far different than looking at images stored in some computer, regardless of how they were created. One can appreciate the graphic illustrative/informative quality of an image on a computer screen, but it stops there, until you know more about the image as it exists in "real life",
and this adds another dimension to the work. It also adds credibility to the commitment the artist has made to the image.
We feel that you believe in your commitment as an artist.
This is one of the aspects we look for in our GUILD Members.
When one believes in himself the message is clear.  We are also interested in your "Manifesto" below.        
"It's about the fact that the art market is predicted to grow 3,5 times because of the Internet.
It's about my decision to stake everything on the internet.
It's about concentrating my efforts on the internet when it comes to sales.
It's about my decision to make new standards and challenge art traditions by
making my drafts on a computer and exhibit the drafts.
And insist upon that a computer is nothing but a new tool.
And insist upon that using a computer is as worthy as not doing it!!!
Worthier????" 
We would like to help you accomplish these things, and welcome you to
become a member of AGG. 
David Genovesi director
ARTROM GALLERY GUILD
International Society of Artists and Designers
Viale Carso, 71
Rome, Lazio,
Italy


Searching your web site I have to say that I AM IMPRESSED!!!
Absolute unique, dedicated, brilliant, excellent. I wish the see you.
Are you living outside Copenhagen?
Actually we are in Stockholm and London, we are passing throw Denmark in regular basis…

Anticipate thanks
Petru Russu
Editor and publisher
World Of Art Magazine
Stockholm
Mörbylund 19, 9tr, 182 30 Danderyd, Sweden
London
17 Ringwood Gardens, London, UK

Testimonials
 
Great, very interesting.
Your wide vision and conecting compex ideas in simple presentation are of high value.
You obsereve sights digest them and present them in colorful simple forms, have a quality of their own.
I wish you great success.
Today in India is Great Festival of Lights- Diwali,
On this occasion your paintings gave us enjoyment.
With regards,
O. P. Joshi,  Sociologist of art, Ph.D.
College of KISHANGARH  
Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

The jubilation feelings given
by forms and colors
of Asbjorn Lonvig...
French author Alain Joannes from Paris praises Asbjorn Lonvig's art to the skies in his new book "Comment communiquer par des images" ("How to communicate through pictures"). It is presented at Salon du Livre in Paris.005.

 

He wrote the following:
The art of the Danish painter Asbjorn Lonvig communicates at the first glance euphoria in a rough state. A so intense euphoria that the glance can not move away from the piece of his art.
Of course, the saturated colours are decisive in this very great glowing. The coloured dazzling and the feeling of pleasure which prolongs it have multiple causes. 
As adequacy between artistic creation and the constraints of communication, the art of  Asbjorn Lonvig illustrates an assumption of neurocognitives sciences: the neurons in charge of visual perception are first activated by patterns recognition, then by colors recognition, then by recognition of textures and movements recognition. In a piece of art  like "Soul hurting still ", the sensory impacts of the forms and the colors are very strong and equal.  The pleasure comes from what the eye and the brain receive from the red, the yellow, the green and blue at the same time as they recognize the squares, the rectangles, the circles, the triangles, the straight and broken lines and even  the letter “A”.
The glance thus filled by a profusion of feelings founds a generating mental state of pleasure.

After and beyond the primary emotion, in a second phase of contemplation, the spirit endeavours to confer an overall significance on the table.  It calls upon its repertory of already memorized forms.  Then, the pleasure becomes ludic.  Functioning like a rebus, the chart of an unknown territory, a coded language or a mysterious diagram, the piece of art asks to the witness:  " What am I ?"

The many possible answers are mental resonances which give to the artistic communication a richness higher than all the other ways to communicate.
This communication is intersubjective.  It organizes the meeting between the subjectivity of the artist and the subjectivity of the witness. 
The witness of the piece of art is free to refer to tropical sensory prints: association of a dominating solar yellow, sky blue, deep vegetal green.  He can also associate the table with an intimate collection of primitive art. 
He shall perhaps remember the geometrical abstractions of Kandinsky and Mondrian. Surely, the piece of art  will be kept in the long memory space into the brain with all its resonances sensory, emotional, ludic and cultural.

It is may be interesting to know that the joyfull  impact piece of art by Asbjorn Lonvig is closely related to its is canvassed artistic. High level data processing specialist then head of a software company, the painter found serenity in a pictorial creation which starts with digital drafts and finds its completion on a support – frame and fabric - entirely conceived and manufactured by the artist.
Alain Joannes, Author
Paris
France

Asbjorn,
your work is amazing!
I am really impressed with the use of colour and your contribution to art and design,

thanks,
Jorge Restrepo, native Columbian
Tegucigalpa
Honduras

Hello mr. Asbjorn Lonvig,
your work is very well, your abstract is simple but so and
so deep..i wish you the very good luck
Amany Ali Fahmy, Ph.D Helwan University, Cairo
Pyramids Avenue
Giza
Egypt

I'd like to send you my compliments for your outstanding work.
Mark Collins

What a wonderful site! It makes me proud to be an artist and gets me anxious to create more!
Keep it up!
Rosana Modugno
(born in Uruguay)
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US

Highly original derivative, oxymoronic singularity, individually universal, satirical
chutzpah subversive hilarity. I am LOVING LONVIG
Florence Siegel
Boro of Queens
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US

I'm writing to you to tell you I like your work....the way you express the synthesis is very interesting
By the way..im an argentinian artist, if you have a minute i invite you to visit my site
www.mariadelavega.com.ar
cordially

María de la Vega
Buenos Aires
Argentina


I'm speachless...wow you are creative and diligent:
o)....I like your stuff because the beauty is in simplicity..... Just a warm hello to Denmark from Germany
Best

Gudrun Ploetz
Bad Nauheim
Germany


Hello Asbjorn,
All of your art and specially the Lucca Project are superb works of fine art.
I have enjoyed your art works with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm.
Best from

Anton Vogels
Dulwich Hill,
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia


I was quite impressed with all the creativity here.
Keep up the good ART!
ART is needed everywhere.
Greetings from Portugal

Rod Costa
Portugal


Hello
I have just found your site and found it so refreshing,

as have been looking for ideas for some paintings for my granddaughters  baby's room,
and it has giving me some ideas and I just want to keep it simple, as I get older.
Less is more seems to be the answer , keep up the good work.
 regards
Lee Pennington
Painter
Tasmania
Australia


Testimonials

Thank you.

Your color and amazing simplicity inspire me so madly.
I'm looking for a brush now!
Incredible, quiet, moving, loud, and awesome!
Randy Jacobs
Dallas
Texas
US

Hello
I am a New York based artist. I work primarily in pastels, oils & watercolor.
I loved your web designs and art that I located through absolute arts! 
Is this to be another web magazine like absolute arts? 
Is it solely your own promotion?  It is GREAT!!!!  If it is ongoing, how do I subscribe? 
You have a linking option...I'm interested in it....please see my web site:
www.ellenfisch.com
I wish you much success!!!  Are you interested in a NY publisher....
I know of one who may be interested in your work....maybe
All the best for  wonderful holidays!
Happy painting,
Ellen Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College - MA in art from New York University
Long Island
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn
Thank you for making me your official NY fan club!! (but please spell my name correctly...Ellen Fisch )....
I love reading your Art Blogs and think that you are an art FORCE!! 
Not only does your work encourage others with its eneryg, beauty and aethetic sensibility, but your writing is wonderful!! 
Every time I go to your web site (often) I get a mega dose of art fuel!! 
You are THE BEST!!
Warm Regards,
Ellen
Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College
MA in art from New York University

Long Island
New York
US
PS I'm having a show of my work at the Jadite Gallery on West 50 Street in New York City. 
Opening is April 5.  If you are in New York, I hope you will stop by.  I would love to meet you in person!!


Dear Asbjorn:
Thanks for ordering another 25 artworks.  You account has been updated
to allow 75 artworks.  We are so glad you are excited about Gallery
Direct and decided to upgrade your account to allow display of more of
your genious artwork.
Dave Yelen
President and founder of Gallery Direct
Forty Fort
Pennsylvania
US

Hello,
I just like to congratulate you and thank you for the fantastic art work
that you have created and exhibited.
Keep on creating!!!
Best regards,
Paul Lionakis
Dover
Kent
UK


Dear Asbjorn Lonvig
Your website is truly colorful and fantastic!!
I entered the RSS in ArtistsBlog Headlines of artday.org.
Seiji Ueoka
Editor World ArtNews
Tokyo
Japan

I only have one word that best describes these books.
Awesome.
Thanks so much for the FREE downloads, they are very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Cecelia Routsaw
Grandmother of 15
Greenville
Michigan
US

Hi Asbjorn Lonvig
Thanks for forwarding – magnificent article… Thanks 

Bjarne Bækgaard
Communication manager
Aros Art Museum
Aarhus
Denmark


Hi, your work is very powerful.
Your writings and work are very impressive.

Diane Leon
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Arts at New York University
New York
US

Congratulations on your beautiful work.
You have been accepted.

Michael Jason
Manhattan Arts International
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn Lonvig,
The Staff at ARTROM Gallery has met to view your images.
We have also visited your websites and entered immediately into your world.
We are impressed with your ability to simplify a concept into an image and concentrate it,
to incude only what is necessary. In evaluating your work for its strong graphic content, we  became aware of the size of the originals; they are all quite large and are acrylic on canvas. 
In viewing your works we discussed not only their graphic content, but discussed them as paintings, as objects unto themselves. Knowing that the images exist somewhere as objects of that dimension is far different than looking at images stored in some computer, regardless of how they were created. One can appreciate the graphic illustrative/informative quality of an image on a computer screen, but it stops there, until you know more about the image as it exists in "real life",
and this adds another dimension to the work. It also adds credibility to the commitment the artist has made to the image.
We feel that you believe in your commitment as an artist.
This is one of the aspects we look for in our GUILD Members.
When one believes in himself the message is clear.  We are also interested in your "Manifesto" below.        
"It's about the fact that the art market is predicted to grow 3,5 times because of the Internet.
It's about my decision to stake everything on the internet.
It's about concentrating my efforts on the internet when it comes to sales.
It's about my decision to make new standards and challenge art traditions by
making my drafts on a computer and exhibit the drafts.
And insist upon that a computer is nothing but a new tool.
And insist upon that using a computer is as worthy as not doing it!!!
Worthier????" 
We would like to help you accomplish these things, and welcome you to
become a member of AGG. 
David Genovesi director
ARTROM GALLERY GUILD
International Society of Artists and Designers
Viale Carso, 71
Rome, Lazio,
Italy


Searching your web site I have to say that I AM IMPRESSED!!!
Absolute unique, dedicated, brilliant, excellent. I wish the see you.
Are you living outside Copenhagen?
Actually we are in Stockholm and London, we are passing throw Denmark in regular basis…

Anticipate thanks
Petru Russu
Editor and publisher
World Of Art Magazine
Stockholm
Mörbylund 19, 9tr, 182 30 Danderyd, Sweden
London
17 Ringwood Gardens, London, UK

Testimonials
 
Great, very interesting.
Your wide vision and conecting compex ideas in simple presentation are of high value.
You obsereve sights digest them and present them in colorful simple forms, have a quality of their own.
I wish you great success.
Today in India is Great Festival of Lights- Diwali,
On this occasion your paintings gave us enjoyment.
With regards,
O. P. Joshi,  Sociologist of art, Ph.D.
College of KISHANGARH  
Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

The jubilation feelings given
by forms and colors
of Asbjorn Lonvig...
French author Alain Joannes from Paris praises Asbjorn Lonvig's art to the skies in his new book "Comment communiquer par des images" ("How to communicate through pictures"). It is presented at Salon du Livre in Paris.005.

 

He wrote the following:
The art of the Danish painter Asbjorn Lonvig communicates at the first glance euphoria in a rough state. A so intense euphoria that the glance can not move away from the piece of his art.
Of course, the saturated colours are decisive in this very great glowing. The coloured dazzling and the feeling of pleasure which prolongs it have multiple causes. 
As adequacy between artistic creation and the constraints of communication, the art of  Asbjorn Lonvig illustrates an assumption of neurocognitives sciences: the neurons in charge of visual perception are first activated by patterns recognition, then by colors recognition, then by recognition of textures and movements recognition. In a piece of art  like "Soul hurting still ", the sensory impacts of the forms and the colors are very strong and equal.  The pleasure comes from what the eye and the brain receive from the red, the yellow, the green and blue at the same time as they recognize the squares, the rectangles, the circles, the triangles, the straight and broken lines and even  the letter “A”.
The glance thus filled by a profusion of feelings founds a generating mental state of pleasure.

After and beyond the primary emotion, in a second phase of contemplation, the spirit endeavours to confer an overall significance on the table.  It calls upon its repertory of already memorized forms.  Then, the pleasure becomes ludic.  Functioning like a rebus, the chart of an unknown territory, a coded language or a mysterious diagram, the piece of art asks to the witness:  " What am I ?"

The many possible answers are mental resonances which give to the artistic communication a richness higher than all the other ways to communicate.
This communication is intersubjective.  It organizes the meeting between the subjectivity of the artist and the subjectivity of the witness. 
The witness of the piece of art is free to refer to tropical sensory prints: association of a dominating solar yellow, sky blue, deep vegetal green.  He can also associate the table with an intimate collection of primitive art. 
He shall perhaps remember the geometrical abstractions of Kandinsky and Mondrian. Surely, the piece of art  will be kept in the long memory space into the brain with all its resonances sensory, emotional, ludic and cultural.

It is may be interesting to know that the joyfull  impact piece of art by Asbjorn Lonvig is closely related to its is canvassed artistic. High level data processing specialist then head of a software company, the painter found serenity in a pictorial creation which starts with digital drafts and finds its completion on a support – frame and fabric - entirely conceived and manufactured by the artist.
Alain Joannes, Author
Paris
France

Asbjorn,
your work is amazing!
I am really impressed with the use of colour and your contribution to art and design,

thanks,
Jorge Restrepo, native Columbian
Tegucigalpa
Honduras

Hello mr. Asbjorn Lonvig,
your work is very well, your abstract is simple but so and
so deep..i wish you the very good luck
Amany Ali Fahmy, Ph.D Helwan University, Cairo
Pyramids Avenue
Giza
Egypt

I'd like to send you my compliments for your outstanding work.
Mark Collins

What a wonderful site! It makes me proud to be an artist and gets me anxious to create more!
Keep it up!
Rosana Modugno
(born in Uruguay)
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US


Highly original derivative, oxymoronic singularity, individually universal, satirical
chutzpah subversive hilarity. I am LOVING LONVIG
Florence Siegel
Boro of Queens
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US

I'm writing to you to tell you I like your work....the way you express the synthesis is very interesting
By the way..im an argentinian artist, if you have a minute i invite you to visit my site
www.mariadelavega.com.ar
cordially

María de la Vega
Buenos Aires
Argentina


I'm speachless...wow you are creative and diligent:
o)....I like your stuff because the beauty is in simplicity..... Just a warm hello to Denmark from Germany
Best

Gudrun Ploetz
Bad Nauheim
Germany


Hello Asbjorn,
All of your art and specially the Lucca Project are superb works of fine art.
I have enjoyed your art works with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm.
Best from

Anton Vogels
Dulwich Hill,
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia


I was quite impressed with all the creativity here.
Keep up the good ART!
ART is needed everywhere.
Greetings from Portugal

Rod Costa
Portugal


Hello
I have just found your site and found it so refreshing,

as have been looking for ideas for some paintings for my granddaughters  baby's room,
and it has giving me some ideas and I just want to keep it simple, as I get older.
Less is more seems to be the answer , keep up the good work.
 regards
Lee Pennington
Painter
Tasmania
Australia


Testimonials

Thank you.

Your color and amazing simplicity inspire me so madly.
I'm looking for a brush now!
Incredible, quiet, moving, loud, and awesome!
Randy Jacobs
Dallas
Texas
US

Hello
I am a New York based artist. I work primarily in pastels, oils & watercolor.
I loved your web designs and art that I located through absolute arts! 
Is this to be another web magazine like absolute arts? 
Is it solely your own promotion?  It is GREAT!!!!  If it is ongoing, how do I subscribe? 
You have a linking option...I'm interested in it....please see my web site:
www.ellenfisch.com
I wish you much success!!!  Are you interested in a NY publisher....
I know of one who may be interested in your work....maybe
All the best for  wonderful holidays!
Happy painting,
Ellen Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College - MA in art from New York University
Long Island
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn
Thank you for making me your official NY fan club!! (but please spell my name correctly...Ellen Fisch )....
I love reading your Art Blogs and think that you are an art FORCE!! 
Not only does your work encourage others with its eneryg, beauty and aethetic sensibility, but your writing is wonderful!! 
Every time I go to your web site (often) I get a mega dose of art fuel!! 
You are THE BEST!!
Warm Regards,
Ellen
Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College
MA in art from New York University

Long Island
New York
US
PS I'm having a show of my work at the Jadite Gallery on West 50 Street in New York City. 
Opening is April 5.  If you are in New York, I hope you will stop by.  I would love to meet you in person!!


Dear Asbjorn:
Thanks for ordering another 25 artworks.  You account has been updated
to allow 75 artworks.  We are so glad you are excited about Gallery
Direct and decided to upgrade your account to allow display of more of
your genious artwork.
Dave Yelen
President and founder of Gallery Direct
Forty Fort
Pennsylvania
US

Hello,
I just like to congratulate you and thank you for the fantastic art work
that you have created and exhibited.
Keep on creating!!!
Best regards,
Paul Lionakis
Dover
Kent
UK


Dear Asbjorn Lonvig
Your website is truly colorful and fantastic!!
I entered the RSS in ArtistsBlog Headlines of artday.org.
Seiji Ueoka
Editor World ArtNews
Tokyo
Japan

I only have one word that best describes these books.
Awesome.
Thanks so much for the FREE downloads, they are very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Cecelia Routsaw
Grandmother of 15
Greenville
Michigan
US

Hi Asbjorn Lonvig
Thanks for forwarding – magnificent article… Thanks 

Bjarne Bækgaard
Communication manager
Aros Art Museum
Aarhus
Denmark


Hi, your work is very powerful.
Your writings and work are very impressive.

Diane Leon
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Arts at New York University
New York
US

Congratulations on your beautiful work.
You have been accepted.

Michael Jason
Manhattan Arts International
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn Lonvig,
The Staff at ARTROM Gallery has met to view your images.
We have also visited your websites and entered immediately into your world.
We are impressed with your ability to simplify a concept into an image and concentrate it,
to incude only what is necessary. In evaluating your work for its strong graphic content, we  became aware of the size of the originals; they are all quite large and are acrylic on canvas. 
In viewing your works we discussed not only their graphic content, but discussed them as paintings, as objects unto themselves. Knowing that the images exist somewhere as objects of that dimension is far different than looking at images stored in some computer, regardless of how they were created. One can appreciate the graphic illustrative/informative quality of an image on a computer screen, but it stops there, until you know more about the image as it exists in "real life",
and this adds another dimension to the work. It also adds credibility to the commitment the artist has made to the image.
We feel that you believe in your commitment as an artist.
This is one of the aspects we look for in our GUILD Members.
When one believes in himself the message is clear.  We are also interested in your "Manifesto" below.        
"It's about the fact that the art market is predicted to grow 3,5 times because of the Internet.
It's about my decision to stake everything on the internet.
It's about concentrating my efforts on the internet when it comes to sales.
It's about my decision to make new standards and challenge art traditions by
making my drafts on a computer and exhibit the drafts.
And insist upon that a computer is nothing but a new tool.
And insist upon that using a computer is as worthy as not doing it!!!
Worthier????" 
We would like to help you accomplish these things, and welcome you to
become a member of AGG. 
David Genovesi director
ARTROM GALLERY GUILD
International Society of Artists and Designers
Viale Carso, 71
Rome, Lazio,
Italy


Searching your web site I have to say that I AM IMPRESSED!!!
Absolute unique, dedicated, brilliant, excellent. I wish the see you.
Are you living outside Copenhagen?
Actually we are in Stockholm and London, we are passing throw Denmark in regular basis…

Anticipate thanks
Petru Russu
Editor and publisher
World Of Art Magazine
Stockholm
Mörbylund 19, 9tr, 182 30 Danderyd, Sweden
London
17 Ringwood Gardens, London, UK

Testimonials
 
Great, very interesting.
Your wide vision and conecting compex ideas in simple presentation are of high value.
You obsereve sights digest them and present them in colorful simple forms, have a quality of their own.
I wish you great success.
Today in India is Great Festival of Lights- Diwali,
On this occasion your paintings gave us enjoyment.
With regards,
O. P. Joshi,  Sociologist of art, Ph.D.
College of KISHANGARH  
Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

The jubilation feelings given
by forms and colors
of Asbjorn Lonvig...
French author Alain Joannes from Paris praises Asbjorn Lonvig's art to the skies in his new book "Comment communiquer par des images" ("How to communicate through pictures"). It is presented at Salon du Livre in Paris.005.

 

He wrote the following:
The art of the Danish painter Asbjorn Lonvig communicates at the first glance euphoria in a rough state. A so intense euphoria that the glance can not move away from the piece of his art.
Of course, the saturated colours are decisive in this very great glowing. The coloured dazzling and the feeling of pleasure which prolongs it have multiple causes. 
As adequacy between artistic creation and the constraints of communication, the art of  Asbjorn Lonvig illustrates an assumption of neurocognitives sciences: the neurons in charge of visual perception are first activated by patterns recognition, then by colors recognition, then by recognition of textures and movements recognition. In a piece of art  like "Soul hurting still ", the sensory impacts of the forms and the colors are very strong and equal.  The pleasure comes from what the eye and the brain receive from the red, the yellow, the green and blue at the same time as they recognize the squares, the rectangles, the circles, the triangles, the straight and broken lines and even  the letter “A”.
The glance thus filled by a profusion of feelings founds a generating mental state of pleasure.

After and beyond the primary emotion, in a second phase of contemplation, the spirit endeavours to confer an overall significance on the table.  It calls upon its repertory of already memorized forms.  Then, the pleasure becomes ludic.  Functioning like a rebus, the chart of an unknown territory, a coded language or a mysterious diagram, the piece of art asks to the witness:  " What am I ?"

The many possible answers are mental resonances which give to the artistic communication a richness higher than all the other ways to communicate.
This communication is intersubjective.  It organizes the meeting between the subjectivity of the artist and the subjectivity of the witness. 
The witness of the piece of art is free to refer to tropical sensory prints: association of a dominating solar yellow, sky blue, deep vegetal green.  He can also associate the table with an intimate collection of primitive art. 
He shall perhaps remember the geometrical abstractions of Kandinsky and Mondrian. Surely, the piece of art  will be kept in the long memory space into the brain with all its resonances sensory, emotional, ludic and cultural.

It is may be interesting to know that the joyfull  impact piece of art by Asbjorn Lonvig is closely related to its is canvassed artistic. High level data processing specialist then head of a software company, the painter found serenity in a pictorial creation which starts with digital drafts and finds its completion on a support – frame and fabric - entirely conceived and manufactured by the artist.
Alain Joannes, Author
Paris
France

Asbjorn,
your work is amazing!
I am really impressed with the use of colour and your contribution to art and design,

thanks,
Jorge Restrepo, native Columbian
Tegucigalpa
Honduras

Hello mr. Asbjorn Lonvig,
your work is very well, your abstract is simple but so and
so deep..i wish you the very good luck
Amany Ali Fahmy, Ph.D Helwan University, Cairo
Pyramids Avenue
Giza
Egypt

I'd like to send you my compliments for your outstanding work.
Mark Collins

What a wonderful site! It makes me proud to be an artist and gets me anxious to create more!
Keep it up!
Rosana Modugno
(born in Uruguay)
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US