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VIGELAND SCULPTURE PARK – OSLO, NORWAY – PART FIVE

July 4, 2015

FROM MAY 26 TO JUNE 9, 2015  LEONARD EPSTEIN AND JANELLE BURGESS,TRAVELEDTHROUGH FINLAND AND NORWAY.

VIGELAND SCULPTURE PARK  –  OSLO, NORWAY  (JUNE 8, 2015)

Vigelandsparken is one of Norway’s most visited attractions with more than 1 million visitors every year.

The unique sculpture park is the life work of the sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron.

Vigeland was also responsible for the design and architectural outline of the park – a monumental artistic creation with a human message that is well worth seeing.

Gustav Vigeland  (1869-1943) was born in Mandal in southern Norway 11 April 1869 and died in Oslo 12 March 1943. His funeral was held in Vestre krematorium in Oslo 19 March, and his cinerary urn was, according to his wishes, placed in the small circular tower in his home at Frogner. The same building opened as the Vigeland Museum in 1947.

Gustav Vigeland is important in Norwegian art history. His artistic work contributed to promote the position of sculpture in his home country. Vigeland’s monumental sculpture park at Frogner in Oslo, the Vigeland Park, is the world’s largest sculpture park accomplished by one single artist.

ENTRANCE TO THE VIGELAND SCULPTURE PARK

ENTRANCE TO THE VIGELAND SCULPTURE PARK

GUSTAVE VIGELAND

GUSTAVE VIGELAND

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK BOULEVARD

VIGELAND PARK BOULEVARD

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK OBELISK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK OBELISK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK OBELISK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK OBELISK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK OBELISK  SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK OBELISK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK BACK GATE

VIGELAND PARK BACK GATE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SCULPTURE

VIGELAND PARK SUNDIAL

VIGELAND PARK SUNDIAL

VIGELAND PARK OBELISK

VIGELAND PARK OBELISK

VIGELAND PARK OBELISK

VIGELAND PARK OBELISK

 

PHOTOS:

LEONARD EPSTEIN

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One Comment leave one →
  1. May 9, 2017 1:35 am

    I’m so glad that the innretet allows free info like this!

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