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HC Hauge-Rasmussen - Ganymede 100 x 130 cm Oil on canvas
Northern Mythology – The undocumented heritage
I have always felt closely attached to my heritage – my Scandinavian roots.
Of course, the history of Vikings, raids, wars and pillage between the northern countries is a main part of the history at this time, but not much of this has been documented in the form of paintings. Lacking visual inspiration on this area, the visual interpretation of the characters has been up to me alone. And the more I focused on visualizing them in my mind, the somewhat obvious sceneries of war, great battles and warriors somehow became secondary in my paintings. I think that due to my feeling of being spiritually connected to my heritage, I have sought to portray the human side of the history and tell the story of the drama and intrigue told of in the Northern Mythology.
I cannot deny that once in a while a battle scene will sneak into a painting, but I find great joy in portraying the expression of the characters and keeping the painting simple, leaving a strong feeling of focus with the viewer.
I hope you enjoy this website and my paintings and drawings. You are always welcome to contact me and arrange a personal meeting if you want to see my art in real life.