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  1. lonvig
    <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>Renowned Danish author Orla Nygaard and World of Art Award Winning Danish Artist Asbjorn Lonvig <br /> have so far published 3 children's books on LuluPress.com, the world's best in the print on demand concept.<br>The print on demand concept is printing and shipping after ordering and paying.</acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym> <a href="http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-worlds-best-beagy/15743892"><img style="width: 238px; height: 307px; border: 2px solid" src="http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news-father-2-arms-around-dog.jpg" alt="The World's best Beagy" hspace="10" vspace="10" /></a> <a href="http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/beagy-will-be-beagy/15586242"><img style="width: 222px; height: 308px; border: 2px solid" src="http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news-two-fat-ladies.jpg" alt="Beagy will be Beagy" hspace="10" vspace="10" /></a></acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>Two Books have been published in English. They are about a family who buys a dog (a Beagle). <br /> The father is skeptical because he does not think he has time enough to look after the dog. <br /> However, he becomes so fond of the dog that he decides to bring up and train the dog himself. <br /> Unfortunately, things do not turn out the way he thinks and hopes. Time after time things go wrong <br /> and very far from what he had expected, which results in a number of comical and bizarre situations.<br /> You can see comprehensive previews on LuluPress of the books: Preview "The World's Best Beagy" <br /> and preview of "Beagy will be Beagy".</acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>You can order these 2 books by clicking on the motifs shown above - you will be navigated directly to <br /> the books on the LuluPress markedplace. </acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>The 2 books mentioned above have been combined and published in Danish. <br /> The book title is: "Biggi Verdens bedste Hund".</acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym><a href="http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/biggi-verdens-bedste-hund/16105197"><img style="width: 200px; height: 261px; border: 2px solid" src="http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news-father-2-arms-around-dog-danish.jpg" alt="Biggi Verdens bedste Hund" hspace="10" vspace="10" /></a> </acronym></p> <p style="font-family: Arial"><acronym>Nygaard & Lonvig, Denmark is very satisfied about feedbacks.<br /> One of the most positive is this:<br /> </acronym></p> <p style="font-style: italic; font-family: Arial"><acronym>Dear Asbjorn.<br /> I wrote to you when I received the books that I thought they are beautiful.<br /> I liked the titles of the books. Very memorable. Children and parents can relate easily to the titles and<br /> chapter titles. The colors of the covers and the art on the covers is very appealing for children as well as parents. <br /> I love your geometric art and think it goes really well with the story contents.The inside of the books are very nicely done. <br /> The page layouts are very clean and the art and story go really well with each other. <br /> One can follow the story easily by looking at the pictures.<br /> </acronym></p> <acronym style="font-family: Arial"><span style="font-style: italic">I liked the stories very much. Each had humor and a strong concept of family values. </span><br /> <span style="font-style: italic">The stories are lessons as</span><span><span style="font-style: italic"> well, but these lessons do not distract from the fun aspect of the book.</span><br /><span style="font-style: italic">For very young children, each chapter could be made into its own book.</span><br /><span style="font-style: italic">The books are WONDERFUL!</span><br /><br /><span style="font-style: italic">All my best,</span><br /><span style="font-style: italic">Ellen Fisch *</span><br /> <br />*) </span><span>Ellen Fisch</span><span> lives on Long Island, New York. <br /> </span><span>Ellen Fisch</span><span> </span><span>has a BA in Art from Brooklyn College and a MA in Art from New York University.<br /></span><span>Ellen Fisch</span><span> i</span><span>s a fellow artist to Asbjorn Lonvig, she teatchesis.<br /> </span><span>Ellen Fisch's general</span><span> jud</span><span>gments are second to none.</span></acronym> <p style="font-family: Arial"> </p>
  2. lonvig
    It is the 12th time.
    The 12th time that I made a motif for a award winning company.
    The award is the Danish Industry InitiativeAward 2009.
    The company is the Fittings Specialist in Fredericia, Denmark.
    It was a couple of months ago.
    As always I initiate the job by talking to the CEO. His name is Finn Roy, and he thorowly
    informed me about products, organisation, etc.
    We managed to drink three cups of coffee.
    The chemistry between us was right.
    Now you must see the robot, Finn Roy said.
    The robot???
    First I thought of Gyro Gearloose
  3. lonvig
    New organic kids' clothing brand LONVIG by MINYMO,
    based on Danish fairy tale writer and illustrator Asbjorn Lonvig's
    fairy tales and fairy tale characters, is now in stores and internet stores. Size 74 to 110.
    The autumn 2008 line introduces the fairy tale character Bernhard, a whimsical monkey.

    See more about it on www.LONVIG-by-MINYMO.com.
    Among other things you can read and download the fairy tales.
    See where you can buy the kids' clothing - in stores or internet stores - click here.
    If you are a store, an internet store or an agent please contact LONVIG by MINYMO
    (Export Manager Jesper Maansson's e-mail address is jesper.maansson@mco.dk)
    for authorization to sell the brand.

    Below you can see a photo of wonderful kids in the amazing kids' clothing:

  4. lonvig
    I am an International Commercial Counselor writing on behalf of the World of Art Award* winning artist,
    designer and fairy tale writer Asbjorn Lonvig.

    Lonvig has a very unique background as a trained Software Engineer by IBM
    and is world renowned for his determined use of IT and Internet in art, design and fairy tale writing.

    Lonvig works in simple shapes and bright colours.
    His Artist Statement is:
  5. lonvig
    Today I am excited.
    Very excited!
    Tomorrow I'll make my first Interactive Lecture.

    The only thing I need is a projector and a fast line to the internet.
    The only thing I bring is myself.
    On the internet I have made 1950 web pages to choose from.
    And as every image on these pages represents one or several stories my lecture can go on for ever.
    In the past I have made a lot of lectures. In schools, in universities, in companies, in associations, in counties, in municipalities - you name it.
    I thought the preparations were very time-consuming and boring, and I often did not use the pictures, the slides, the transparents etc. etc. that I had prepared.
    Questions and remarks from the audience often altered the whole context of the lecture.
    Therefore the interactive lecture.
    My contact person has informed me about a theme of the lecture, so I know where to start.
    After that it is the dialog with the audience that guides us through the lecture.
    If the audience is not very active, I'll guide the audience.
    If the lecture moves too far away from the read thread in the theme, I'll make an invisible change of subject.
    <br clear=all>It's sure demanding to do it this way.
    I have to be on the marks.
    But it doesn't matter, the quality of the lecture is enhanced enormously and sure I don't do it for free
    even if it's superb marketing.
    Next time, in the next artblog I'll keep you posted concerning my interactive lectures.

    My dream is that the interactive lecture will develop into a real Road show, travelling around from school to school, from university to university, from company to company, from.....to.....
    Making a lot of money by lecturing and making a superb marketing for myself and my art works at the same time!!!!

    What has happened the last month???
    I'll briefly tell you what has happened since my last artblog.
    A publisher in China wants to publish my fairy tales in Chinese initiated by my Chinese translator Ni Duan.
    See http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm
    A French author Alain Joannes has written a chapter in his new book on "Commant communiquer par des images" - in English
    that is "How to communicate through pictures" - about me. He praises my painting "soul hurting still" to the skies.
    See http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#How_to_communicate
    I have started a new Children's book project, the LAURA-project, inspired by the Inuit Circumpolar Culture.
    See http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#The_Laura-Project
    I have painted "diversity", acrylic on canvas, 201 x 139 cm - that is 79.2 x 54.8 inches - to the award winning company of Danish Industry's Initiative Award. Easy Food is the company called - it produces convenience food.
    "diversity" is a puzzle inspired by a company using diversity as a management objective and how employees hopefully will relate to this gift.
    See http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#Easy_Food
    I have established four new online representations. One in Texas - administered in Bukarest and Jerusalem, one in Cugand, Pays de la Loire, France, one in Milan, Italy and one in Copenhagen.
    See http://www.lonvig.dk/world-of-opportunities.htm
    I have been chosen to "The 10 World Artists Show 2005" as "first cab of the rank". Noosa Galley, Queensland, Australia and Peter Alexanderoff are organizing this event. It is an important event and the Grand Opening takes place on 1 March 2005. We consider to invite Crown Princess Mary to celebrate this Danish/Australian event.
    See http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#The...d_Noosa_Gallery
    See http://www.lonvig.dk/noosa.htm

    <A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#How_to_communicate><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/hd15-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#The_Laura-Project><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/inuit-draft-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#The_Laura-Project><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/inuit-draft-q-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#Easy_Food><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/easy-food-blue-red-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/colorful-news.htm#Easy_Food><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/easy-food-blue-black-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/noosa.htm><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/noosa-na-kangaroo-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><A HREF=http://www.lonvig.dk/noosa.htm><img src=http://www.lonvig.dk/noosa-na-butterfly-fish-index.jpg hspace="10"></a><br><br>
  6. lonvig
    Wouldn't any of us like to know how?
    An artist try to communicate.
    Through writing.
    Through music.
    Through movies.
    Through pictures.
    Sometimes he succeeds. Sometimes he does not.
    When his expectation are high - he might not communicate at all.
    When his expectations are low - he might communicate excellently.
    Every artist has his own recipe.
    Mine - for example - is simple shapes and bright colors.
    Even when I write.
    Even when I .......

    You can't always believe what is written in newspapers.
    But if it is written in a book, you have to believe it.

    I would like to tell you about a new book.
    It is written by the French author Alain Joannes, who lives in Paris.
    It is called "Communiqu
  7. lonvig
    by John Wooton Author and Creator, <a href="http://seojournal05.blogspot.com/">The SEO Journal Blog</a> and Asbjorn Lonvig.<br>
    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-sofus-sund-oekonomi.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-sofus-sund-oekonomi (7k image)" align= "left" hspace="10" HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=145>Readers of my latest Art News Artblog have asked me to write about how I got a relatively good presence on the internet.
    Yesterday's statistics:
    150,000 hits on Google.com and 100,000 hits on Yahoo.com on the search term "lonvig"
    and 64,708 hits and 1,176,552,123 bytes transferred per day on my web site www.lonvig.dk.<br><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;"><br><br><br>John Wooton:</span></span>

    As you know, every year is always rocked by a plethora of changes in the search engine marketing world. The acquisition of smaller companies by the Big 3 changes the marketing landscape as we know it every month and with every update to the index that is made, we hold our breath and hope that we come out better (if not, the same) in the end. So when it comes to the new year, there are many things that we should look out for to stay on top of the rankings.

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">1. Quality Content:</span> I say this so often and I cannot overemphasize this enough: Content is KING! Search engine spiders, crawl the net to find what? Content! Your site has information (hopefully) that you want the spiders to see and include in their index. By the creation and publication of quality content, you give the search engines more reason to return. You are feeding them what they want. In 2006, you should be finding creative ways to get your content noticed and viewed as well as finding creative ways to publish fresh content on a regular basis. A very good way this is done is through the use of message boards (hosted on your site) and by blogs (enabling you to publish more frequently).

    <span style="font-style:italic;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Asbjorn Lonvig:</span></span>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-crab-mac-claw.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-crab-mac-claw (19k image)" align="right" hspace="15" HEIGHT=214 WIDTH=250>Tell a story.
    Every time I enter something on the internet, on my own website or another web site like an online gallery I tell a story. Like what Jose Dali said about my fairy tale character Crab-Mac-Claw or Alice Garibaldi's view of my computer drafts of sculptures in Rome.
    For search engine optimization and submission to selected search engines I use the software IBP Internet Business Promoter by Axandra, Germany. For check of meta tags I use the free Meta Tag Analyzer from Submitexpress.com. This is to ensure 100 % title relevancy to page content, 100 % description relevancy to page content and 100 % keyword relevancy to page content.<br clear=all>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-septimus-severus-sculpture.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-septimus-severus-sculpture (10k image)" align="left" hspace="15" HEIGHT=214 WIDTH=214>Don't focus on your web main page (index page) - focus on every page,
    only 1.56 % of my visitors enter through
    the web main page.<br clear=all>


    <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">John Wooton:</span></span>

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">2. Don't Overextend Your Link Exchange Structure:</span> Backlinks were a popular way to increase your rankings fast in the search engines. The tradition holds: find a PR7 website and trade backlinks and you'll be indexed in Google within 24 hours. That strategy still holds true and is beneficial for new web sites.

    But in my opinion the days of tremendous link swapping are coming to an end. Many website have been founded with the purpose of allowing you to exchange links with other web sites. This has caused a massive influx of web masters who want to exchange a ton of links with the hope that it will help them in the search engines.

    But what really matters when it comes to links is the amount of quality one way backlinks that direct users to your website. You want the balance of links to be in your favor, that is what leads to success.

    Also, there has been talk of search engines taking notice of these "link farms" and penalizing those who take part in them. So if you do take part in link exchanges, please be moderate in respect to the number of exchanges you take part in.

    <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">Asbjorn Lonvig:</span></span>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-blue-kangaroo.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-blue-kangaroo (7k image)" align="right" hspace="15" HEIGHT=173 WIDTH=250>I do not concentrate upon links any more. I only make links that are relevant to my content. If I am asked to link to a Kangaroo farm in Canberra, New South Wales, Australia, I sure will do it.
    Now and then I run a Link Popularity Check on my online galleries to check their degree of presence on the internet. The Link Popularity Check program is free and it is from Axandra, Germany. Absolutearts.com has the highest link popularity of all online galleries.<br clear=all>


    <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">John Wooton:</span></span>

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">3. RSS and XML:</span> Two new technologies that have begun to take center stage especially in 2005 include a programming language that has been around for several years called XML. XML is short for extensible markup language and is a derivative from HTML. The main difference is your ability to create descriptive tags for your data.

    This has led to the advent of RSS or real simple syndication. RSS is a way for you to publish your data to an XML file hosted on your site. Users subscribe to your RSS feed via the XML file and whenever you make a changes to your XML file they are notified. It's become a major technology used by news agencies and bloggers alike as a simple method of publishing your information across a wide variety of platforms.

    XML has also proved useful with the Google Site maps program, newly released in 2005. The optional tags available with the XML site map allow you to be descriptive about the individual pages on your site including dates the individual pages were modified. There are some small things you need to pay attention to when creating this: namely you have to follow the Google xml schema, and you have to be diligent about tracking and fixing errors in the code. But if used correctly, it is a great way to help Google index the hidden pages of your website due to javascript or flash.

    <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">Asbjorn Lonvig:</span></span>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-tokyo-moonlight.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-tokyo-moonlight (6k image)" align="left" hspace="15" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=173>I have made an RSS to all main pages on my web site and an RSS to every online gallery.
    I use the FeedForAll RSS feed creation tool to built my own RSSs. This way I have built 73 "hand made" RSSs.
    I use the following blogging systems for posting a lot of news and for automatic building of RSSs, ATOM feeds and RDFs: Blogger.com, Blogger.dk, Blog.com, Bloglines.com, Spaces.msn.com, Squarespace.com, Angelfire.com and Artday.org.
    Artday.org is Japanese. It is from Tokyo. And so is the image to the left. It's the Tokyo skyline with Tokyo Tower. The title is "Tokyo Moonlight".

    All of the above RSSs, ATOM feeds and RDFs - both my own "hand made" RSSs and the RSSs, ATOM feeds and RDFs generated automatically by blogging systems - are submitted to selected directories and search engines with the software RSS FEEDS Submit from rssfeedssubmit.com - if you need an introduction to RSS news feeds, you'll find it on rssfeedssubmit.com.

    I have built one site map in English and one in Danish.<br clear=all>


    <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">John Wooton:</span></span>

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">4. Stay away from Flash and Javascript for the time being:</span> Flash and Javascript are very powerful tools for creating dynamic and eye catching web sites. The most prominent problem with the two technologies is that the spiders can't index through them (at least not yet). This limits your ability to have the search engines index portions of your site. Many have speculated that the Big 3 are working on solving this problem, but for the time being, avoid or limit your use of these technologies.

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">5. Avoid Unethical SEO:</span> There are a lot of programs out there that help you to achieve maximum link back ratios in a very short amount of time. Some of them are good; some are bad. In fact, some of them will waste your effort trying to post trivial comments on blogs or trying to maximize your link exchanges. In my opinion, you should seek success in SEM the right, ethical way. Seek out honest web companies to exchange a moderate amount of links with. Post only relevant comments to forums and blogs because that behavior leads to lasting link backs. Also, don't try to manipulate your website to make it appear to have a higher PR than you really do. Google sees that one!

    <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">Asbjorn Lonvig:</span></span>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-sofus-decency.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-sofus-decency (13k image)" align="left" hspace="15" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=156>I stay away from Flash and.....
    I stay away from unethical SEO.<br clear=all>


    <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">John Wooton:</span></span>

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">6. Last, but not least, Articles:</span> There is a little bit of controversial talk about whether it is right to post articles for free use in directories. In my opinion, you are providing a well needed service to web masters and I don't see this one as a potential loss for 2006. Information is valuable. And web sites that need content (especially fresh content) desire what you do to make their efforts a success. So it is natural for your web site rankings to benefit through backlinks from those articles. It's a win win situation.

    One other thought on this subject. Right now, the search engines can punish web sites for having duplicate content, and that is an argument that many will propose. But, the search engines will usually only punish you if the html format of a web site is similar, not a couple of articles. So posting articles is safe for now.

    But be cautious. Many lucrative methods of ethical SEO can be turned into a problem when too many people attempt to abuse the technology.

    So that's it. Short, but informative. SEO is both an art and a technology that we have to use correctly for the right type of success. Who knows what the year ahead may bring, but playing your cards right, you can achieve success and avoid any pitfalls that may come.

    <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">Asbjorn Lonvig:</span></span>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-22-grand-maitre.jpg" ALT="artblog-22-grand-maitre (11k image)" align="right" hspace="15" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=175>This Art News Artblog article is an example of Articles.
    I write articles to as you know WWAR/Absolutearts, to Editorial Qroquis - a printed art magazine in Buenos Aires (translated into Spanish) and ADN World ArtNews in Tokyo. Furthermore my articles are published on selected RSSes of my own, on all the blogging systems mentioned above and on the online gallery ArtCad.com in Paris.

    To keep track of the effect of my efforts to have a relatively good internet presence I use a server based statistic system on my web hotel called InSite.
    I use Google Alerts to continuously inform me what new things of mine have been indexed.
    Occasionally I check presence on Yahoo.com.
    And then I check the online galleries.
    January 2006 WWAR/Absolutearts topped with 73,000 hits followed by ArtWanted in Salt Lake City with 21,000 hits. Other online galleries like Yessy.com in Denver Colorado had 17,000 hits and a new online galley in Paris - ArtPourTous - had reached 4000 visitors. "Grand Maitre" to the right - that is Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - is of course exhibited in Paris.
    I'm working hard to produce decent traffic on all online galleries.


    <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">Asbjorn Lonvig:</span></span><br>
    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Thoughts.</span>
    Your sales has nothing to do with your artistic talent, with your exhibition at Chicago Athenaeum or with nice words written about your art in a French book on "How to communicate through pictures".
    It's all about your internet presence???

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Thanks.</span><br>I want to thank John Wooton Author and Creator, The SEO Journal Blog for permitting me to use his article "Search Engine Strategies for Success: 2006", which I read 5 January 2006 in Entireweb Newsletter.

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Questions.</span>
    Ask all the questions you like in comments to this entry.<br>
  8. lonvig
    <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/print-on-demand.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-1-cathedral-square-200.jpg" TITLE="1 cathedral square, Aarhus, Denmark, Septimus Severus, Forum Romanus, Rome, Antique Rome, Italy, asbjorn lonvig" ALT="1 cathedral square, Aarhus, Denmark, Septimus Severus, Forum Romanus, Rome, Antique Rome, Italy, asbjorn lonvig" ALIGN="right" HSPACE="10" HEIGHT=139 WIDTH=200></a><span style="font-weight:bold;">The art poster is dead.</span><br>The director of the Hans Christian Andersen Festival Plays, said to me.
    Too bad.
    I am a poster designer.
    It is a fact that the art poster is dead when it comes to advertising.
    Only major cultural events still use posters for advertising.
    Other media have ousted the poster as an advertising media.

    <br>Publishing posters traditionally is very complicated.
    <br>First you choose a relevant art work.
    <br>Then you prepare it for print.
    <br>Then you print it.
    To decide edition sizes concerning posters is the hard part.
    Then you distribute the poster.
    Preparing, printing and distribution are costly.
    Nearly nothing is left for the artist.

    <br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Print on demand</span> is the answer.
    You can work with print on demand in at least 3 ways.<br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">1. Print on Demand at ArtWanted.com.</span>
    <a href="http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=233334"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-united-states-3.jpg" TITLE="United States, america, asbjorn lonvig" ALT="United States, america, asbjorn lonvig" ALIGN="right" HSPACE="10" HEIGHT=108 WIDTH=75></a><a href="http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=231283"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-united-states-1.jpg" Title="United States, america, asbjorn lonvig" ALT="United States, america, asbjorn lonvig" ALIGN="right" HSPACE="10" HEIGHT=108 WIDTH=75></a><br>ArtWanted is a .com that can handle ordering, online payment, quality print and shipment.
    And as an interesting feature at ArtWanted the artist himself can decide the prices on the prints of his art works!!!!!
    I have tested ArtWanted.com in Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Utah.
    ArtWanted can handle sizes up to 30 x 40 inches, that is 76 x 101.6 cm.
    I have submitted a number of art works in huge print files to ArtWanted.
    See the <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/print-on-demand.htm">print on demand</a> introduction page.
    <br>This means that anybody in the world, who likes my style, can have a poster.
    The prices are from US$ 1.95 to US$ 79.95 depending on size and surface.
    Then you add some US$ for shipment depending on where you live.
    ArtWanted.com informs you about the shipment costs before you pay.
    <br>This means that at the exact same moment I have finished an art work it is available for poster printing world wide.
    <br>Nice feeling.<br>

    <span style="font-weight:bold;"><br>2. Print on Demand at the customer's own computer.</span><br><a href="http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=258178"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-1-cathedral-square-grey.jpg" TITLE="1 cathedral square, Aarhus, Denmark, Septimus Severus, Forum Romanus, Rome, Antique Rome, Italy, asbjorn lonvig" ALT="1 cathedral square, Aarhus, Denmark, Septimus Severus, Forum Romanus, Rome, Antique Rome, Italy, asbjorn lonvig" ALIGN="left" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="2" HEIGHT=108 WIDTH=157></a>This Monday I finished a <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/digital-prints.htm#samples">job</a> for a large financial institution in Denmark. I have placed the Word (.doc) files with the art works for print on the customer's computer.
    And the customer prints on demand.<br clear=all><a href="http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=248226"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-1-cathedral-square-colors.jpg" TITLE="1 cathedral square, Aarhus, Denmark, Septimus Severus, Forum Romanus, Rome, Antique Rome, Italy, asbjorn lonvig" ALT="1 cathedral square, Aarhus, Denmark, Septimus Severus, Forum Romanus, Rome, Antique Rome, Italy, asbjorn lonvig" ALIGN="left" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="2" HEIGHT=108 WIDTH=156></a>This means that any company, any organization, any person in numerous of situations can skip traditional printing.
    They can relieve.
    And skip the impossible task of deciding edition sizes.<br clear=all>

    <span style="font-weight:bold;"><br>3. Print on Demand at our Digital Art Laboratory.</span><br> <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/digital-prints.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-ole-erik.jpg" TITLE="Asbjorn Lonvig Digital Art Laboratory - Ole Aaen, AD, Erik Adriansen, AD, 2A, Skomagervej 6, 7100 Vejle, Denmark" ALT="Asbjorn Lonvig Digital Art Laboratory - Ole Aaen, AD, Erik Adriansen, AD, 2A, Skomagervej 6, 7100 Vejle, Denmark" ALIGN="right" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="2" HEIGHT=151 WIDTH=200></a>All other Digital Art matters are taken care of by <span style="font-style:italic;">the Asbjorn Lonvig Digital Art Laboratory</span>.
    The staff is:
    <span style="font-style:italic;">Ole Aaen, AD from 2A, Vejle, Denmark
    Erik Adriansen, AD from 2A, Vejle, Denmark
    Asbjorn Lonvig, Artist, Hedensted, Denmark</span>
    To the right you can see Ole Aaen and Erik Adriansen work with "1080 Haight Street" - a Victorian House from my San Francisco selection.
    This laboratory uses the newest technology when it comes to
    Mac computers, PCs,
    Graphics Editing Equipment,
    Small format printers,
    Large format high quality printers,
    Print surfaces,
    Film, TV, Video Editing Equipment,
    Projection Equipment and
    Photo Equipment.
    See more details on the <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/digital-prints.htm"><span style="font-style:italic;">Asbjorn Lonvig Digital Art Laboratory</span></a>.<br><br><a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/digital-prints.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-printer.jpg" ALIGN="right" TITLE="Asbjorn Lonvig Digital Art Laboratory - Ole Aaen, AD, Erik Adriansen, AD, 2A, Vejle, Denmark, printer, Roland SolJet Pro2" ALT="Asbjorn Lonvig Digital Art Laboratory - Ole Aaen, AD, Erik Adriansen, AD, 2A, Vejle, Denmark, printer, Roland SolJet Pro2" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="2" HEIGHT=149 WIDTH=200></a>We can present art works in any size print in serigraph quality offering
    state of the art color fastness.
    We can print on paper, canvas etc.
    We can offer posters and prints with printed signature.
    As a point of departure editions are open.
    However, we can do limited edition prints, numbered and signed, as well.
    Or one of a kind signed prints.
    Sizes are: Height is unlimited. Width is up to about 5 feet, depending on the surface.
    To print a 1:1 print of one of my canvases size 79.2 x 54.8 inches, that is 201 x 139 cm on paper is a piece of cake. In this department we work with prices up to about US$ 2500.
    One day we printed on canvas.
    This means that anybody can create exactly the art work reproduction, that they like.
    OK. I have to like it, too.<br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Technical remark:</span><br>The posters are drawn in Adobe Illustrator. That means that they are vectorized and scalable.
    That's the reason that we can present pure, pure colors on all prints.
    There are no photographing and scanning involved.
    This week we will do some tests photographing my "sad days" paintings and Morten Lonvig's portrait paintings.
    We are not satisfied until you can see every stroke of every hair in the brush. Or every stroke from my wooden block and filling knife, which I have used in some of them. Or that you clearly can see, that the paint has been thrown temperamentally in some of them.
    A KODAK dcs pro 14ns digital camera will probably do the job, we'll see.
    If we succeed you'll be presented to a series of brand new posters soon.<br><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Thoughts:</span><br>If you use the Danish definition of poster, which is any kind of reproduction of art works, you sure can announce that computers and the internet have caused a "Revival of the Art Poster..." in the sense that they have made <span style="font-style:italic;">print on demand posters</span> a major tool in future distribution of reproductions of art works world wide.<br><br>


    <span style="font-weight:bold;"><br>Try out ArtWanted.com in Salt Lake City
    <br>click on a poster</span><br><br><a href="http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=258513"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-20-giraffe.jpg" TITLE="giraffe, giraff, blue spots, lange s
  9. lonvig
    I would like to ask your opinion.
    Once an art work has been digitized you can print it.
    Usually you print on paper.
    Or cloth.
    Or plastic.

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-25-printer.jpg" ALT="artblog-25-printer (8k image)" HEIGHT=112 WIDTH=150 align="left" hspace="10">On this huge printer I can print in nearly any size.
    On several surfaces.
    One of them is canvas.<br clear=all>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://blog.absolutearts.com/blogs/archives/artblog-25-1-cathedral-square.jpg" ALT="artblog-25-1-cathedral-square (24k image)" HEIGHT=173 WIDTH=250 align="right" hspace="10">One day I printed the motif "1 Cathedral Square" on canvas.
    It seamed unreal, it seamed unfair, I felt as if I violated some basic rules.
    Unreal because a canvas usually takes hours and hours to paint.
    Unfair because all the troubles you have during the painting process had disappeared.

    But it was amazing.
    The quality of the print was that of a serigraph.
    The paint layer was thick giving you the color depth and not least the color fastness of the serigraph.
    And I felt this smell of quality serigraph colors drying......
    The smell in the room was like when you print silk screen prints.
    Another thing is that canvas is much more durable than paper.<br><br>I would never be able to paint this motif so perfectly.
    My son Morten paints much better than I do.
    He might be able to do it.

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-25-close-up.jpg" ALT="artblog-25-close-up (5k image)" HEIGHT=100 WIDTH=97 align="left" hspace="10">This tiny close up photo of the print on canvas tells the whole story.
    The close up is of a basement window.
    And as you can see the texture of the canvas sure is there.<br clear=all>

    The visual differences between a painting and the print on canvas are:
    In the painting you can see the brushstrokes.
    You can see the painter's shaking hand.
    From a technical point of view you might prefer the print?
    From an artistic point of view you might prefer the painting?
    Of course there is a difference in price.
    A unique painting is more expensive than a print.

    I was lucky to win The World of Art Award 2006 competition.
    This competition seeks to attract artists, galleries, museums who are redefining standards
    of art excellence challenging existing trends and tendencies in art and culture.

    To celebrate this I'll market editions of 100 prints on canvas knowing that it might be controversial.
    See my <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/prod-2005.htm">efforts</a>.
    And - if you like - you might visit my new web site <a href="http://www.lonvig.biz">lonvig.biz</a> with vision and prices.
    I'll continue my investigations, just now we are printing huge canvases for Lauritz.com auctions.
    And then one large "Blue Sky - Guggenheim" to a North Atlantic customer.

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Thoughts</span>
    I think people who like to have a print on canvas and not a painting on canvas should be offered the possibility as long as there is no doubt what so ever which ones are printed and which one is painted.
    For instance by writing number/edition in the lower left corner and by printing "Digital Art Laboratory" in the lower right corner below the signature.

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">And</span>
    I can't resist this opportunity to show you my work from last week - text posters:

    <a href="http://www.lonvig.biz/spanish-bull-text.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/spanish-bull-200-text.jpg" ALT="spanish-bull-200-text (17k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=124 hspace="23"></a><a href="http://www.lonvig.biz/thunderbird-text.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/thunderbird-200-text.jpg" ALT="thunderbird-200-text (15k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=135 hspace="5"></a><a href="http://www.lonvig.biz/france-3-text.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/france-3-200-text.jpg" ALT="france-3-200-text (12k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=138></a><a href="http://www.lonvig.biz/butterfly-fish-text.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/butterfly-fish-200-text.jpg" ALT="butterfly-fish-200-text (17k image)" HEIGHT=138 WIDTH=200 hspace="5"></a>
  10. lonvig
    A user portal is a portal for one specific user,<br>a country, a city, a municipality, a museum, a company etc.<br>It shows and it has links to those art works that might be relevant to that specific user.<br>The User Portal logo is the arch of Septimus Severus in Forum Romanum, Rome.<br><br>Why User Portals?<br>The short and simple answer is to serve my customers better and to seve customers that are not familiar with computers, with internet etc.<br><br>I'll show you a User Portal.<br>I am building the Aarhus City Portal right now.<br>Aarhus City is the second largest city in Denmark.<br>Aarhus City has 225.000 inhabitants.<br>So, this user portal intends to serve 225.000 users.<br><br>The first thing to do is to create motifs that describe Aarhus City.<br>I went to Aarhus and found buildings and landmarks of Aarhus, that I could use.<br>The new museum, the city hall tower, the queen's summer residence, the Theater, a house in the Old Town, the cathedral and finally the old cathedral office in St. Clemen's Courtyard.<br><br>Today I finished these motifs:<br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-29-aarhus-aros-art-museum.jpg" ALT="artblog-29-aarhus-aros-art-museum (14k image)" hspace="10" vspace="10" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=173><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-29-aarhus-arne-jacobsen-tower.jpg" ALT="artblog-29-aarhus-arne-jacobsen-tower (16k image)" hspace="10" vspace="10" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=174><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-29-aarhus-marselisborg.jpg" ALT="artblog-29-aarhus-marselisborg (8k image)" hspace="10" vspace="10" HEIGHT=172 WIDTH=250><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-29-aarhus-the-theater.jpg" ALT="artblog-29-aarhus-the-theater (9k image)" hspace="10" vspace="10" HEIGHT=172 WIDTH=250><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-29-aarhus-old-town-mansard.jpg" ALT="artblog-29-aarhus-old-town-mansard (13k image)" hspace="10" vspace="10" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=173><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-29-aarhus-cathedral.jpg" ALT="artblog-29-aarhus-cathedral (6k image)" hspace="10" vspace="10" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=181><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-29-aarhus-clemens.jpg" ALT="artblog-29-aarhus-clemens (12k image)" hspace="10" vspace="10" HEIGHT=168 WIDTH=250><br><br>I load large files of all the images to print on demand contracting parties in Salt Lake City, Seattle, and San Francisco Bay Area. The images are approved at once in Salt Lake City and Seattle. In San Francisco the images might wait for approval.<br><br>First of all I use a User Portal logo.<br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-29-portal.jpg" ALT="artblog-29-portal (14k image)" hspace="10" vspace="10" align="left" HEIGHT=192 WIDTH=250>The logo is of course a portal. In a matter of fact it is a very specific portal. It is the Arch of Septimus Severus, which was erected in the Roman Forum in A.D. 203 by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus.<br>You can't study Roman history without visiting the Roman Forum once.<br>You can't visit the Roman Forum without passing through the Arch of Septimus Severus.<br>In this logo a BETA will shown in the big arch. That is because the 40 different User Portals, that have been launched so far are being tested.<br>The Aarhus City Portal is marked with a BETA, too.<br clear=all><br>See the <a href="http://www.lonvig.org/aarhus-city.htm">Aarhus City Portal</a>.<br>The motifs are presented. Here 7 motifs. You might see an enlargement by clicking on an image.<br>Then there are 3 sections. <span style="font-weight:bold;">1, 2 and 3.</span><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">1.</span> The user must have some free titbit. So I give him the possibility to download three Word documents of each motif. Word documents that can be printed on the user's own printer.<br>I have to be aware of different formats in European and American standards. The European standard is A format and the American standard it is Letter format. The Aarhus City Portal probably will only be used by Europeans - therefore the A format is offered.<br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">2.</span> Here I guide the user to order print at print on demand contracting parties. One in Salt Lake City, one in Seattle and one in San Francisco Bay area.<br>By guiding to 3 print on demand contracting parties the users are offered a variety of sizes, prices, qualities and surfaces.<br>At the same time I keep track of what happens in this market.<br><br>The prices are kept low - the user only pays the base print price and internet costs. The user can order prints in sizes from 3.5 x 5
  11. lonvig
    See <span style="font-weight:bold;">CORPORATE VALUES</span> by Michael Juul Jensen at the end of this article.
    Corporate values - it sounds boring. Corporate valuez..zzzz...
    Storytelling has recently been the buzzword in management.
    I went to a couple of storytelling seminars - zzzz..ztorytelling zzzz..zeminars!!!

    Did you know that Pfizer Inc. has shown great interest in the combination
    of corporate values and storytelling as a sedative drug for those who suffer from insomnia?

    Managing director Henrik Thorning, president and founder of Fiberline Composites Inc.
    had won the Danish Industry Initiative Award.
    I always make an art work to the award winner.
    I met him in his factory - I was searching for some inspiration.
    He showed me everything - enthusiastically.
    He told me everything - enthusiastically.
    He had just finished a timeconsuming work of developing the corporate values for the company.
    But they were not implemented, yet.
    As he saw the logo I had made to 1st grad at Hedensted school.....

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://blog.absolutearts.com/blogs/archives/aase-tog.jpg" HEIGHT=197 WIDTH=400 hspace="10" align="left"><br clear=all>
    Henrik Thorning was excited.
    Make a story about <span style="font-weight:bold;">SOFUS</span>.
    Exactly as pedagogically as the 1st grade logo.

    And my very own storytelling concept had popped up.

    A little bit of information to the reader:
    Why a story about <span style="font-weight:bold;">SOFUS</span>?
    Fiberline Composite Inc.'s corporate values focused on <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">S</span></span>amspil=Interplay, <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">O</span></span>rdentlighed=decency, <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">F</span></span>orudseenhed=foresight, <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">U</span></span>dfordring=challenge and <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">S</span></span>und
  12. lonvig
    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-27-hi-world-fairy-tale-en-eu.jpg" ALT="artblog-27-hi-world-fairy-tale-en-eu (29k image)" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=192 align="right" hspace=5 vspace=5>Margrete Auken, MEP - Member of the European Parliament<br>B
  13. lonvig
    New Article: Racing Cars - The Art Dimension...

    The newly opened art museum ARoS Denmark presents a large, artistic total installation on Formula One and Le Mans racing cars. With this world premiere of the unique meeting between art and racing cars, ARoS focuses on the sculptural and aesthetic dimensions of the cars
  14. lonvig
    Yesterday I visited Aros.
    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Who is Aros?</span>
    What is Aros?
    An operating system to an Amiga computer?
    The best of Scottish Music, Books, Culture and Heritage?
    A golf club in V
  15. lonvig
    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-face-small.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-face-small (5k image)" HEIGHT=100 WIDTH=78 align="left" hspace="10">You sure know Henri Matisse.
    And you sure know Louisiana.
    But it is not that Louisiana I think of.
    In Denmark there is an art museum called Louisiana.
    <a href="http://www.louisiana.dk/">Louisiana</a>'>http://www.louisiana.dk/">Louisiana</a> Museum of Modern Art.<br clear=all><br>

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Chicago Cultural Center</span>
    Some years ago I was promoting my stuff in Chicago.
    I visited the <a href="http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/portalEntityHomeAction.do?entityName=Cultural+Center&entityNameEnumValue=128">Chicago Cultural Center</a> and talked to the director.
    She was a size large wonderful African-American, age fifty I guess.
    I remember she loved my Paris motifs.
    I told her, that I was from Denmark.
    Ohhhh Yeaaaah! Louisiana!
    And she leaned back and entered a state of dreaming.
    She told me that it was the best museum of modern art in Europe.
    She told me about the interaction between the art museum and nature.
    She told me about the great view from the museum, which is placed on the brink of the sound between Denmark and Sweden.
    She told me about Louisiana's ability to show great art.
    She told me about Louisiana's ability to show great artists.
    She told me about Louisiana's ability to communicate this great art to the visitors.
    An art museum that she surely wanted to see again.

    And I visit Louisiana myself frequently.
    For exactly the same reasons as my African-American friend.<br><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Lousiana map and photos</span>
    You have to go there to experience the atmosphere.
    Nature and art.
    Art and nature.
    But the photos might give you a hint of what my friend in Chicago meant.<br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-map.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-map (22k image)" HEIGHT=320 WIDTH=520 align="left" hspace="10"><br clear=all><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-view.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-map (22k image)" HEIGHT=116 WIDTH=150 hspace="5" vspace="5"><br clear=all><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-architecture-stairs.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-architecture-stairs (7k image)" HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=118 hspace="5" vspace="5"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-architecture-tree.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-architecture-tree (8k image)" HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=120 hspace="5" vspace="5"><br clear=all><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-architecture-wood.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-architecture-wood (7k image)" HEIGHT=120 WIDTH=150 hspace="5" vspace="5"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-architecture-bridge.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-architecture-bridge (7k image)" HEIGHT=117 WIDTH=150 hspace="5" vspace="5"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-architecture-wing.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-architecture-wing (8k image)" HEIGHT=118 WIDTH=150 hspace="5" vspace="5"><br clear=all><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-sculpture-hall.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-sculpture-hall (8k image)" HEIGHT=111 WIDTH=150 hspace="5" vspace="5"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-galleri.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-galleri (5k image)" HEIGHT=105 WIDTH=150 hspace="5" vspace="5"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-cafe.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-cafe (6k image)" HEIGHT=105 WIDTH=150 hspace="5" vspace="5"><br clear=all><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-indgang.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-indgang (5k image)" HEIGHT=115 WIDTH=150 hspace="5" vspace="5"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-cafe-2.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-cafe-2 (6k image)" HEIGHT=113 WIDTH=150 hspace="5" vspace="5"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-view-from-sound.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-view-from-sound (4k image)" HEIGHT=107 WIDTH=150 hspace="5" vspace="5"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-koncert-hall.jpg" ALT="artblog-18-louisiana-arkitektur-koncert-hall (6k image)" HEIGHT=105 WIDTH=150 hspace="5" vspace="5"><br clear=all><br>See about the Louisiana Architecture and the <a href="http://www.louisiana.dk/">Louisiana Collection at the Louisiana web site</a>.<br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Matisse - a second life</span>Louisiana and Muse
  16. lonvig
    This Friday I visited the New Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen,
    the capital of Denmark known for the statue of the Little Mermaid.

    I came to Copenhagen very early in the morning.
    I had dropped my son off at Copenhagen Airport for a transatlantic flight.
    Copenhagen was still asleep.
    Baresso, my favorite coffee shop, opened at 7.30 a.m.
    So. I spent some time sightseeing before breakfast.<br><br><div style="text-align: center;"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-amalienborg.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=263><br><br>The Royal Castle, Amalienborg was wrapped.<br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-parliament.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=144><br><br>The Parliament, Christiansborg was wrapped.<br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-city-hall.jpg" HEIGHT=177 WIDTH=200><br><br>The City Hall was wrapped.<br><br><br>

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Christo???</span>
    The National Bank, The Tivoli Concert Hall and the New Carlsberg Glyptotek was kind of wrapped, too.
    Might it be an art work by Christo accomplished over night?
    What a surprise!
    What an excellent idea!
    Was it nothing but prosaic reconstruction, rebuilding, restoration, renovation.
    I have decided not to ask.

    I was stuck in an elevator in the parking house.
    I totally panicked.
    Baresso was not far away.
    A double espresso and a focaccia bread.
    And a double americano.
    Was what it took to recover.<br><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Carlsberg</span>
    Carlsberg's slogan is "Probably the Best Bear in the World".
    If it is the Best?
    Try it out.<br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-pilsner-200.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=60><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-pilsner-200.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=60><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-pilsner-200.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=60><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-pilsner-200.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=60><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-pilsner-200.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=60><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-pilsner-200.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=60><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-pilsner-200.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=60><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-pilsner-200.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=60><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-pilsner-200.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=60><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-pilsner-200.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=60><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-pilsner-200.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=60><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-pilsner-200.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=60><br><br>I found Carlsberg's web site, and the title was:
    <a href="http://www.carlsberg.com">Carlsberg.com</a> - Probably the Best Website in the World.
    Try it out.

    The World?
    You might have seen these Carlsberg advertisements....<br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-venice.jpg" HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=200 hspace="10"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-red-square.jpg" HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=200 hspace="10"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-carlsberg-bangkok.jpg" HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=200 hspace="10"><br><br>I asked friends in New York, in Paris, and in Tokyo.
    What is Carlsberg?
    All of them answered : "A bear".

    In <span style="font-weight:bold;">1847</span> Carlsberg's founder I.C. Jacobsen started the beer production in the first Carlsberg brewery plant, know as the Old Carlsberg.
    In <span style="font-weight:bold;">1880</span> - as part of a fatiguing family drama - Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder, established his own brewery, New Carlsberg.
    This fatiguing family drama is documented in books and has been the theme of a very spell-binding TV serial.

    In <span style="font-weight:bold;">1887</span> I.C. Jacobsen died and Old Carlsberg and New Carlsberg were united in the Carlsberg Foundation.<br><br><br><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">And the Carlsberg Foundation
    made<br>over the years<br>an awful lot of money.</span></div><br clear=all><br><br><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">New Carlsberg Glyptotek</span>
    In one area I.C. Jacobsen and Carl Jacobsen were united.
    They were both passionate art collectors.

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-glyptotek-north-west.jpg" HEIGHT=178 WIDTH=200 hspace="10" align="left">The <a href="http://www.glyptoteket.dk/">New Carlsberg Glyptotek</a> was founded 1897 by Carl Jacobsen who created one of the largest private art collections of his time. It was named after his brewery, New Carlsberg, with the addition of "Glyptotek", meaning collection of sculpture. He was interested in contemporary French and Danish art, as well as ancient art from the cultures surrounding the Mediterranean. To secure the future of the collection, Carl Jacobsen and his wife Ottilia donated it to the public in two deeds of gift from 1888 and 1899. The Museum's buildings were created to house these works of art.<br clear=all><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-vinterhave.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=156 hspace="10"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-trapperum-larsen.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=158 hspace="10"><br clear=all><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Collection of ancient art</span>
    Today, the museum houses the largest collection of ancient art in Northern Europe, primarily sculpture, from Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Italy.<br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-egypt.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=125 hspace="10" vspace="10"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-greece-trozella.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=183 hspace="10" vspace="10"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-etreua-statue.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=145 hspace="10" vspace="10"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-etreua-wase.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=137 hspace="10" vspace="10"><br clear=all><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-pompey.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=168 hspace="10" vspace="10"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-aphrodite.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=123 hspace="10" vspace="10"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-16-alexander-the-great.jpg" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=138 hspace="10" vspace="10"><br clear=all><span style="font-style:italic;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Egypt</span> <a href="http://www.glyptoteket.dk/13743415-E247-499E-8E01-C1468A5FCFD4.W5Doc?frames=no&ItemID=54765&ItemIDs=undefined">Statue</a>, 1403 B.C. - 1365 B.C. Diorite, H. 160 cm.
    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Greece </span><a href="http://www.glyptoteket.dk/13743415-E247-499E-8E01-C1468A5FCFD4.W5Doc?frames=no&ItemID=55741&ItemIDs=undefined">Vase</a>, Apulian Amphora, Trozzella 500 BC.- 475 B.C. Clay, H. 33.3 cm
    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Etruria </span><a href="http://www.glyptoteket.dk/13743415-E247-499E-8E01-C1468A5FCFD4.W5Doc?frames=no&ItemID=56179&ItemIDs=undefined">Statue</a>, from Chiusi, 500 - 330 B.C. H. 100 cm
    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Etruria </span><a href="http://www.glyptoteket.dk/13743415-E247-499E-8E01-C1468A5FCFD4.W5Doc?frames=no&ItemID=55820&ItemIDs=undefined">Vase</a>, Archaic 700 - 500 B.C. Clay, H: 47.5 cm
    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Rome </span><a href="http://www.glyptoteket.dk/13743415-E247-499E-8E01-C1468A5FCFD4.W5Doc?frames=no&ItemID=53549&ItemIDs=undefined">Pompey the Great</a>, 106 BC.- 48 BC. Marble, H. 25 cm
    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Rome </span><a href="http://www.glyptoteket.dk/13743415-E247-499E-8E01-C1468A5FCFD4.W5Doc?frames=no&ItemID=55019&ItemIDs=undefined">Aphrodite</a>, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.- 500 A.D. Marble, H. 92 cm
    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Rome </span><a href="http://www.glyptoteket.dk/13743415-E247-499E-8E01-C1468A5FCFD4.W5Doc?frames=no&ItemID=53934&ItemIDs=undefined">Alexander the Great</a>, Roman copy (2. cent. AD) of Greek original (2. cent. BC). Marble, H. 36 cm</span><br clear=all><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Collection of European, French and Danish art</span>
    But during the more than one hundred years of its existence, the museum has also expanded the collection of French and Danish art from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
    I was at New Carlsberg Glyptotek for the first time decades ago.
    I was there together with my art teacher Jes Dueholm Jessen - a great art teacher.
    It took my breath away.
    Paul Gauguin, Paul C
  17. lonvig
    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-19-playhouse-square.jpg" ALT="artblog-19-playhouse-square (28k image)" hspace="10" align="left" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=200>Last time I wrote to you it was about a playhouse inspired by Gaudi.
    I asked why not build a Picasso playhouse?
    A Miro playhouse?
    A Matisse playhouse?
    Do you know the Austrian painter Hunderdwasser?
    A Hundredwasser playhouse would be great fun.
    And a Salvador Dali playhouse?<br clear=all>

    Ed Baron from Baron Conservancy in Wonder Valley near desert oasis city of Twenty Nine Palms, a few miles east of Los Angeles wrote:
    <span style="font-style:italic;">"Can't you just see a whole playground of Playhouses? What a wonderful art project. It would certainly tie in with our purpose of preserving Art and Human Nature. Perhaps volunteers will agree to come erect them at the Baron Conservancy?"</span>

    First I asked Ed Baron if he was serious?
    He answered: <span style="font-weight:bold;">OF COURSE I AM SERIOUS.</span>

    In order to describe this project to sponsors I have designed a number of new playhouses inspired by the great masters.<br><br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-19-picassos-she-goat.jpg" ALT="artblog-19-picassos-she-goat (10k image)" align="right" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=200><span style="font-weight:bold;">Pablo Picasso</span>
    I do love very many of Picasso's works.
    Once I visited New York I was at MOMA.
    In my photo album there is this amazing photo of one of my sons and the Picasso She Goat.
    The She Goat is a fairy tale character in the fairy tale "The Baby Carriage and the Sleep Sheep", too.
    A staircase up to the door and two windows.
    The playhouse you can see to the left.<br clear=all>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-19-da-vinci-mona-lisa.jpg" ALT="artblog-19-da-vinci-mona-lisa (8k image)" align="right" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=200><span style="font-weight:bold;">Leonardo da Vinci</span>
    Everybody knows Leonardo da Vinci. Everybody knows da Vinci's masterpiece at le Louvre in Paris.
    I have been in Paris a couple of times, last time to see Biblioteque Forney, where they have a collection of my posters.
    But I have to visit Mona each time.
    This time you were allowed to photo her.
    As I returned home I made the Colorful Mona Collection.
    You can have Mona in a canvas, in a paper cut-out and now in a playhouse version.
    The height is supposed to be 15 feet.<br clear=all>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-19-campbells-warhol.jpg" ALT="artblog-19-campbells-warhol (7k image)" align="right" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=133><span style="font-weight:bold;">Andy Warhol</span>
    I have seen Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans here and there. At AROS Museum of modern art in Aarhus, Denmark I saw an original.
    The height is supposed to be 18 feet.<br clear=all>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-19-creation-of-adam-michelangelo.jpg" ALT="artblog-19-creation-of-adam-michelangelo (10k image)" align="right" HEIGHT=175 WIDTH=200><span style="font-weight:bold;">Michelangelo</span>
    I saw his renaissance fresco "Creation of Adam" (1508-1512), which is a part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling decoration in the Vatican Museums in Rome. In my opinion God's right hand and Adam's left hand are the essentials of the fresco motif.
    I have worked with these two hands in various contexts.
    Now these two hands have become a playhouse design.
    The height is supposed to be 15 feet.<br clear=all>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-19-soft-watch-dali.jpg" ALT="artblog-19-soft-watch-dali (8k image)" align="right" HEIGHT=179 WIDTH=200><span style="font-weight:bold;">Salvador Dali</span>
    Since I saw Dali's soft watches for the first time I have been fascinated by them.
    He was crazy. Really crazy.
    I met his son in Rome, we exhibited at the same place, he was a nice, humorous fellow painting nice aqua color motifs from his home city Venice, Italy.
    "Like father like son" proved wrong.
    The soft watch became the roof of a playhouse.
    Height 9 feet.<br clear=all>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-19-wrap-christo.jpg" ALT="artblog-19-wrap-christo (9k image)" align="right" HEIGHT=156 WIDTH=200><span style="font-weight:bold;">Christo</span>
    Christo Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude de Guillebon are famous for wrapping buildings.
    Here a playhouse is wrapped in green and with a blue string.
    Height: 10 feet.<br clear=all>

    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-19-chair-vincent.jpg" ALT="artblog-19-chair-vincent (7k image)" align="right" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=135><span style="font-weight:bold;">Vincent van Gogh</span>
    Playhouse inspired by Vincent's chair.
    Height: 21 feet.<br clear=all>

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Joan Mir
  18. lonvig
    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-17-playhouse-square.jpg" ALT="artblog-17-playhouse-square (28k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=200 align="right" hspace="10">In my family you do not buy a playhouse.
    You design it and you build it yourself.
    This one is for Morten's daughters, Lucca and Laura.
    Originally our plans were a playhouse with 6 walls - a hexagon.
    And a tower, from which you have a wide view.
    A gazebo.
    Morten and I were a little relieved when some strong female influence made the plans less ambitious:

    A four sided house with a chimney.

    Morten and I decided, that the playhouse design should be based on the fantastic Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi's characteristically warped form - see about Gaudi below.
    We have seen his work in Barcelona.
    Newly we had seen playhouses in Legoland,
    see the article "<a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/art-news-artblog-15.htm">Hi sculptor...I mean you!!!</a>" for more about Legoland.

    Lucca has decided the color scheme.
    Yellow walls.
    Red windows and door.
    Green roof.
    Her mother has decided the overall design criteria: <span style="font-weight:bold;">No spiders.</span>

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Action</span><br>I collected all the plates I had in stock in and around Lille Fejringhus and went to Hinnerup in Denmark, where Morten and his family live.

    Hello, granddad.
    Would you like some coffee?
    And we started drawing.
    Four pressure-creosoted posts in the corners.
    Tilting walls.

    A floor that is elevated from the ground. Remember, no spiders.
    2 hammers
    4 kinds of saws.
    And many more tools.

    And very few tears.
    Some days later the house was ready to paint.<br><br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-17-north-east.jpg" ALT="artblog-17-north-east (27k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=162 hspace="10"><br clear=all><br>The shape of the windows are organic.
    The windows are red.<br><br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-17-east.jpg" ALT="artblog-17-east (29k image)" HEIGHT=172 WIDTH=200 hspace="10"><br clear=all><br>There is a shop in the playhouse.
    There is a counter in one window.
    You can buy a cup of excellent coffee,
    candy and much more.
    And take a look at the small house
    on a post to the left of
    the playhouse.<br><br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-17-bird-house.jpg" ALT="artblog-17-bird-house (24k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=149 hspace="10"><br clear=all><br>It's a birdhouse.
    Built by Morten's baby brother Jakob.
    There is a triangular hole in the birdhouse.
    A circular hole would have been
    a non-Gaudi hole.
    There is a perch with a bulb at the end.
    That's sure a Gaudi-bulp and a Gaudi-perch.<br><br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-17-south-east.jpg" ALT="artblog-17-south-east (33k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=157 hspace="10"><br clear=all><br>And a chimney.
    Not a tall slim one.
    I was drawing a draft of
    a tall slim chimney.
    Morten saw my draft and said,
    No, no, no, no,
    a small fat chimney.
    A Gaudi-chimney.
    Morten knows Gaudi better
    than I do.
    There is a huge metallic sculpture by the
    motoway, just at the entrance to the city,
    where I live.
    Lucca calls this sculpture grandad's chimney.
    After having struggled with building the
    Gaudi-chimny, grandad's chimney has got a new meaning.

    The roof has the characteristically warped shape.<br><br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-17-south-south-east.jpg" ALT="artblog-17-south-south-east (26k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=151 hspace="10"><br clear=all><br>And the window in the gable
    has a an exact Gaudi shape.
    A shape Morten found in a book on
    some of Gaudi's architecture.<br><br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-17-north.jpg" ALT="artblog-17-north (26k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=141 hspace="10"><br clear=all><br>The house is number "5".
    Lucca has painted this number herself.
    Morten had a long discussion with Lucca
    about where the number should be placed.
    I agreed with Morten that it ought to be
    placed on a post at the entrance to the
    But Lucca insisted: On the gable
    to the left of the door.<br><br><br><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-17-nort-north-west.jpg" ALT="artblog-17-north (26k image)" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=141 hspace="10"><br clear=all><br>The door is a red ghost
    with two eyes.
    When your walls are tilted
    and the door must be a Gaudi-door........

    Many have asked Morten and I if we consider
    to enter the business of designing, building and selling playhouses?
    Of course not.
    Of course.....<br>

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Thoughts</span><br>How could Barcelona accept Gaudi's architecture and his characteristically warped form?
    How could anyone?
    Was his style les controversial in those days - Gothic Revival?

    If Morten and I entered the "playhouse business" - it might be fun to let one particular great master's style be the point of departure, be the inspiration.
    Why not build a Picasso-playhouse?
    A Miro-playhouse?
    A Matisse-playhouse?

    Do you know the Austrian painter Hunderdwasser?
    A Hundredwasser-playhous would be great fun.

    And a Salvador Dali-playhouse?


    <span style="font-weight:bold;">*) Antoni Gaudi</span>
    Was born in Reus in Spain 1852.
    The son of a coppersmith.
    Antoni Gaudi was born in Reus, Spain in 1852.
    Reus is not very far from Barcelona. In Barcelona you find his major art works.
    He studied at the "Escola Superior d'Arquitectura" in Barcelona and designed his first major work for the Casa Vincens in Barcelona using a Gothic Revival style that he never left. Over the course of his career, Gaudi developed a sensuous, curving, almost surreal design style which established him as the innovative leader of the Spanish Art Nouveau movement. With little regard for formal order, he juxtaposed unrelated systems and altered established visual order. Gaudi's characteristically warped form of Gothic architecture drew admiration from other avant-garde artists.
    Although categorized with the Art Nouveau, Gaudi created an entirely original style.
    He died in Barcelona in 1926.

    <span style="font-weight:bold;">Photos:</span> By Asbjorn Lonvig
  19. lonvig
    Someone once told me that putting reproductions of art on sweatshirts, or carry-on bags is to bastardize artists' work.<br>Bastardize!<br>Last time we met I told you about my <a href="http://www.lonvig.org/portal-en.htm">Art Portals</a>.<br>Phase 2 of my Art Portal project is to bastardize every single of my art works on the Art Portals.<br>Bastardize is - as you might have guessed - not at all my favorite term for this.<br>I call it merchandise.<br>I could not agree less with the phrase bastardize.<br>I call it to communicate the essence of a good art work to as many people as possible.<br>So Phase 2 of my Art Portal Project is to create merchandise products based on my art works.<br><br>Now I needed a piece of software:<br>that could help med create merchandise products<br>that could exhibit my merchandise products<br>that could allow me to exhibit the merchandise products on my Art Portals<br>that could receive orders and payment from the customers<br>that could allow the customers to customize the merchandise product<br>that could produce the customized merchandise product on-demand (...let us call it <span style="font-weight:bold;">on-demand manufacturing</span>)<br>that could send the product to the customer.<br><br>Until now my Art Portals have dealt with on-demand printing.<br>My ambition to create merchandise products on-line for sale on the internet presumes <span style="font-weight:bold;">on-demand manufacturing</span>.<br>I want to create T-shirts, mugs, posters, greeting cards, postcards, hats, bags ties aprons, ties, mouse pads, stickers, bottons etc. based on existing art works.<br><br>I have been looking around.<br>In Europe.<br>In Asia.<br>In Australia.<br>In Africa.<br>In South America.<br><br>And of course I found my piece of software in North America.<br>
    In The United States, in San Jose - in Silicon Valley.<br>This piece of software is made by real computer nerds.<br>Technically it is second to none.<br>It's called zazzle.com.<br>My new name is <a href="http://zazzle.com/lonvig*">zazzle.com/lonvig*</a><br>The users of zazzle.com are young creative people with a substantial computer background and as far as I can tell most of the users are from north-west United States and south-west Canada.<br>I can use the technical superciliousness of zazzle.com and make it user friendly by integrating it into my Art Portals.<br>I found zazzle.com on 13 January 2007.<br>So far I have made 700 merchandise products and integrated these products into my Art Portals.<br>My goal is 1000 merchandise products.<br>No more talk.<br>Let me show you some samples.<br>I hope there are no rules aginst using shockwave-flash technique here - so, let's take advantage of being on-line!!!<br>The PANELs below are the PANELs shown on each of my Art Portals.<br>The merchandice products in the PANELs are shown with the most popular product first.<br><br><br><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Aarhus City</span> <a href="http://www.lonvig.org/aarhus-city.htm">Art Portal</a> with 7 motifs.<br>See the th 55 or more merchandise products in <a href="http://www.zazzle.com/lonvig/find/cg-196371053717433839">San Jose</a><br>and in the Panel below<br><br><embed wmode="transparent" src="http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/zp.swf?cn=238564564253224749&qs=aarhus%2Bcity&st=POPULARITY&tl=Aarhus+City&skn=default&ch=lonvig" FlashVars="feedId=0&path=http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/skins" width="450" height="300" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed><br><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Shanghai Chambers of Commerce</span> <a href="http://www.lonvig.org/shanghai-chambers-of-commerce.htm">Art Portal</a> with 2 motifs.<br>See the 7 or more merchandise products in <a href="http://www.zazzle.com/lonvig/find/cg-196642642746966159">San Jose</a><br>and in the Panel below<br><br><embed wmode="transparent" src="http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/zp.swf?cn=238564564253224749&qs=shanghai&st=POPULARITY&tl=Shanghai&skn=default&ch=lonvig" FlashVars="feedId=0&path=http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/skins" width="450" height="300" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed><br><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">The Dansih Parliament</span> <a href="http://www.lonvig.org/the-danish-parliament.htm">Art Portal</a> with 6 motifs.<br>See the 26 or more merchandise products in <a href="http://www.zazzle.com/lonvig/find/cg-196801241221324926">San Jose</a><br>and in the PANEL below<br><br><embed wmode="transparent" src="http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/zp.swf?cn=238564564253224749&qs=christiansborg&st=POPULARITY&tl=The+Danish+Parliament&skn=default&ch=lonvig" FlashVars="feedId=0&path=http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/skins" width="450" height="300" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed><br><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">The Guggenheim Museum </span><a href="http://www.lonvig.org/guggenheim.htm">Art Portal </a>with 3 motifs.<br>See the 18 or more merchandise products in <a href="http://www.zazzle.com/lonvig/search/guggenheim">San Jose</a><br>and in the PANEL below<br><br><embed wmode="transparent" src="http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/zp.swf?cn=238564564253224749&qs=guggenheim&st=POPULARITY&tl=Guggenheim&skn=default&ch=lonvig" FlashVars="feedId=0&path=http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/skins" width="450" height="300" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed><br><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">The BG Bank </span><a href="http://www.lonvig.org/bg-bank.htm">Art Portal </a>with 7 motifs.<br>See the 26 or more merchandise products in <a href="http://www.zazzle.com/lonvig/search/bgbankhq">San Jose</a><br>and in the PANEL below<br><br><embed wmode="transparent" src="http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/zp.swf?cn=238564564253224749&qs=bgbankhq&st=POPULARITY&tl=BG+Bank&skn=default&ch=lonvig" FlashVars="feedId=0&path=http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/skins" width="450" height="300" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed><br><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">The Children's Museum </span>(...my fairy tale characters) <a href="http://www.lonvig.org/childrens-museum.htm">Art Portal</a> with 26 motifs.<br>See the 131 or more merchandise products in <a href="http://www.zazzle.com/lonvig/search/fairy+tale">San Jose</a><br>and in the PANEL below<br><br><embed wmode="transparent" src="http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/zp.swf?cn=238564564253224749&qs=fairy%2Btale&st=POPULARITY&tl=Fairy+Tale+Characters&skn=default&ch=lonvig" FlashVars="feedId=0&path=http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/skins" width="450" height="300" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed><br><br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Finally for your entertainment (US citizens only)</span><br>Zazzle.com is authorized to approve US Postal stamps.<br>So far I have made 50 or more stamps for all you guys in The US.<br>I would be very happy to know if any of you US citicens intend to use my stamps.<br>See them in the PANEL below<br>and you might order the stamps in a sheet of 20 in <a href="http://www.zazzle.com/lonvig/search/zazzelstamp">San Jose</a><br><br><embed wmode="transparent" src="http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/zp.swf?cn=238564564253224749&qs=zazzelstamp&st=POPULARITY&tl=US+Postal+Stamps&skn=default&ch=lonvig" FlashVars="feedId=0&path=http://www.zazzle.com/assets/swf/zp/skins" width="450" height="300" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed><br><br></div><div style="text-align: left;">
    You might have seen 5 stars under a motif in the PANELs above - that's visitor's ratings.<br>If you want to see more PANELs you have to explore them yourself on <a href="http://www.lonvig.org/portal-en.htm">Art Portals</a>.<br>Or you might explore them on an <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/art-news-artblog-30.htm">extended version</a> of this blog entry on my web site.<br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">Thoughts</span><br>I know I have to be aware of my own fascination of technically good software due to my past as a software engineer.<br>zazzle.com is technically good software.<br>I have to see the software as a tool and only bring is along if it is possible to make it user friendly.<br>I look forward to see what happens with Phase 2 of my Art Portals project.<br>Phase 2, which implements merchandise by on-demand manufacturing.</div><br><br><br>
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    The concept is quite simple.<br>One language at a time.<br>One main fairy tale character.<br>The text of the fairy tale with illustrations.<br>That's it.<br><br>The Fairy Tale Poster lives side by side with the internet version<br>of the <a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/lucca.htm">written fairy tale</a>, which can be downloaded in a Word document and<br>form a tiny children's book.<br><br><br>I'll show you 5 samples of Fairy Tale Posters:<br><br><br><a href="http://www.artwanted.com/imageview.cfm?id=340210"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-26-tall-charlie-fairy-tale-fr.jpg" ALT="artblog-26-tall-charlie-fairy-tale-fr (22k image)" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=168 hspace="10" align="left"></a>Tall Charlie is the name in English of the yellow giraffe.<br>C
  21. lonvig
    <IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-23-rembrandt-old-man-index.jpg" ALT="artblog-23-rembrandt-old-man-index (3k image)" align="left" HEIGHT=108 WIDTH=88><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-23-rembrandt-crusader-index.jpg" ALT="artblog-23-rembrandt-crusader-index (3k image)" hspace="7" align="left" HEIGHT=108 WIDTH=88>A few years ago I rushed out of a room in Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.
    Gesticulating to my family, there are three Rembrandts - hanging side by side inside that room!!
    Come, come, come.
    "Who is Rembradt?", one said.
    I believe it was in order to joke about my enthusiasm.<br clear=all>

    At an exhibition at the National Gallery in Denmark - in Danish it's called <a href="http://www.smk.dk/">Statens Museum for Kunst</a> - there is an exhibition titled "Rembrandt? The Master and his Workshop".
    It takes place 4 February - 14 May 2006.

    At this exhibition there are 100 Rembrandts!
    There are 19 paintings and then prints and drawings by Rembrandt.
    As I entered into the dark room with one spotlight on each Rembradt my enthusiasm was transformed into thankfulness and humility.
    Thankfulness and humility due to the fact that I was blessed to experience this.
    Contributions and loans from the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, the Mauritshuis in the Hague, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the National Gallery in London, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and more made this unique event possible.
    An experience of a lifetime.
    The bare presence of 100 Rembrandts in one museum was far from the only highlight.<br><br><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 genuine Rembrandts found in Copenhagen.</span>
    The National Gallery in Copenhagen found two genuine Rembrandt paintings by the master himself in their archives.
    Two paintings that have lived a life of obscurity in the collections at the National Gallery after having been rejected as genuine Rembrandts at different points during the 20th century.

    As soon as I came home from the exhibition I took a close look at my own archives.
    But unfortunately I found no Rembrandts.

    The 2 paintings are now reattributed to Rembrandt. After three years of studies conducted in close co-operation with international experts, The National Gallery is in a position to conclude that in addition to a rich collection of prints and drawings by Rembrandt, the museum also owns two genuine paintings by the master himself.

    Below you can study the two reattributed Rembrandts.<br><br><br><a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/rembrandt-the-old-man.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-23-old-man-rembrandt-smk.jpg" ALT="artblog-23-old-man-rembrandt-smk (12k image)" hspace="10" align="left" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=203><span style="font-weight:bold;"></a><span style="font-style:italic;">Study of an Old Man in Profile,</span></span> c. 1630
    approximately 20 x 25 cm - that's 8" x 10"
    oil on canvas
    Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69)

    You <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">must</span></span> click on the painting. I have made a large image available, so that you can enjoy it yourself.

    The small Study of an Old Man in Profile is find made by Karl Madsen at Fredensborg Castle, where he discovered the painting in a storage in 1899. However, Rembrandt scholars doubted this attribution from as far back as 1933 onwards. Their doubts were mainly caused by the coarse style of painting. The scholars of the time found it difficult to reconcile this coarseness with what they thought of as the typically very meticulous and carefully finished style of Rembrandt's early works. Recent art history has, however, pointed out that even during the earliest stage of his career - the years spent painting in his native town of Leiden - Rembrandt experimented with broader and more varied brushstrokes. Like other works by the young Rembrandt, this small painting appears to be a practice piece. X-ray studies bear out this theory by showing us that the old man's head was painted on top of another head that appears in several of Rembrandt's paintings from those years. At the same time, studies of the wooden panel show that the wood can be traced back to Rembrandt in terms of both geography and time.<br clear=all><br><br><a href="http://www.lonvig.dk/rembrandt-crusader.htm"><IMG BORDER=0 SRC="http://www.lonvig.dk/artblog-23-the-crusader-rembrandt-smk.jpg" ALT="artblog-23-the-crusader-rembrandt-smk (13k image)" hspace="10" align="left" HEIGHT=250 WIDTH=203></a><span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="font-style:italic;">The Crusader,</span></span> c.1659-61
    approximately 60 x 80 cm - that's 23" x 31"
    oil on canvas
    Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69)

    You <span style="font-weight:bold;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">must</span></span> click on the painting. I have made a large image available, so that you can enjoy it yourself.

    In 1911 the Rembrandt connoisseur and then director of The National Gallery, Karl Madsen, found The Crusader in a remote corner of Fredensborg Castle where it had been placed in temporary storage. Despite Karl Madsen's evident enthusiasm for the painting, its status was soon called into question, and in 1969 it was rejected as a Rembrandt. The most recent studies now tell us that the painting is a sketch for The Knight with the Falcon (G
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