Deciding to track down Odd Nerdrum’s sources of inspiration, his former pupil Jan-Ove Tuv and his son Öde go on a world tour, visiting the museums and people that crossed paths with the painter in his pursuit of the immortal masterpiece.
When Odd Nerdrum fought his way through the art world of the 1960s, he did so in a manner so utterly abandoned that one would have to go centuries back in time to find anything similar. Today, he is by many considered one of the greatest living painters and he accepts students from around the world.
“I have to declare that I am as old as I am new. Time does not exist in my life. I am timeless.”
— Odd Nerdrum, 1980
From his refugee-birth during the Second World War, to the Norwegian Tax Case that sentenced him to two years in prison, this documentary takes you on a journey through the defining moments of Odd Nerdrum’s life and the secrets he has obtained from even the most unknown painters of history.