Description Verdandi = the present. She is keeping the yarn of life in both hands.The Norns in Norse mythology are female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men, possibly a kind of dsir, and comparable to the Fates in Greek mythology.The three most important norns, Urr, Verdandi and Skuld. come out from a hall standing at the Well of Urr (well of fate) and they draw water from the well and take sand that lies around it, which they pour over Yggdrasill so that its branches will not rot. These norns are described as three powerful maiden giantesses (Jotuns) whose arrival from Jtunheimr ended the golden age of the gods.Theories have been proposed that there is no foundation in Norse mythology for the notion that the three main norns should each be associated exclusively with the past, the present, and the future;[ rather, all three represent destiny as it is twined with the flow of time. Moreoever, theories have been proposed that the idea that there are three main norns may be due to a late influence from Greek and Roman mythology, where there are also spinning fate goddesses (Moirai and Parcae).
Rineke De Jong, Almere Member Since January 2014 Artist Statement RINEKE DE JONG Information about me, my art and my paintings.
I was trained and graduated as a fashion designer in Amsterdam and worked a couple of years in the fashion industry as a designer, but I preferred to be an art painter. I followed art classes with Humphrey Bennett at De Gooise Academie in Laren, The Netherlands. Meanwhile I worked as a technical designer, a did public relations for a bank and worked as a secretary and managing assistent. Furthermore I did (and still do) a lot of self study about acrylic and oilpainting with much interest in the old techniques from and recipes of the old masters. Now, for many years already, I give art classes myself.
"Rineke de Jong’s paintings are a fusion of pure painting and concrete figuration. The abstract phase is, purely intuitive, often painted hastily, resulting in a chaotic and evocative space. Figures arise amongst the chaos of color, which makes her painting complete. Her quest is exploring the compromise between abstract and figurative art. She also works in the old academic art of oilpainting. Mythology is often the source of inspiration. She tries to achieve divinity and humanity in her paintings. Rineke de Jong has often exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad, such as in France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, etc., and won many awards. She was invited and was present with her works of art at the Florence Biennale 2009."
For more information about my exhibitions, awards, publications, etc. please visit: www.rinekedejong.nl.