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A trillion statues

September 8, 2010

OK so maybe there’s not a trillion of statues in Oslo, but there are a huge number.  They are everywhere!  There is even a park full of statues by just one man.  This man is Gustav Vigeland and the park is called both Frognerpark and Vigelandpark.  Gustav started life as a wood carver, but went to Paris and came under the influence of Rodin.  He then switched materials to stone, bronze and iron. He started work on the sculptures in the park in 1924 and was still going 20 years later when he died.   Here are just a couple of the statues and the start of “statue of the week”. 

 

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(Information from the Rough Guide to Norway, 2009).

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2010 6:01 am

    Vigeland must be the Epstein of Norway! Is the man really juggling three children?

  2. September 12, 2010 4:37 pm

    I think you might find that it’s four children and they all look under 5!

  3. September 22, 2010 7:21 am

    We really need to know more about that statue…what on earth is he doing? Lx

  4. September 22, 2010 7:49 am

    Perhaps it’s expressing how your life changes when you have children!

  5. September 29, 2010 1:38 am

    I went there! Half a lifetime ago! It’s very cool.

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