Year: 2005

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Our story begins in 1864. Diego de Landa, Bishop of Yucatán, Mexico, publishes an alphabet that can be...

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Let me begin with the question: why am I living here in cold, expensive Norway? Unlike almost all...

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This is Torbjorn Davidsen: artist, actor, protestor, Nordmann, but most of all a father. On the day that...

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This painting, Spill og dans (Play and Dance), depicting a fiddler and a dancer, hangs in the same...

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In the mid-nineteenth century, European art and literature moved away from the idealistic drama of Romanticism, and Realism...

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The next stop on this mini-tour of the history of Norwegian art is painter and illustrator Erik Werenskiold...

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This painting, Brudeferden i Hardanger (the bridal voyage in the Hardanger fjord), hangs in the National Gallery in...

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Johan Christian Dahl (1788-1857) is the 'father' of Norwegian painting. He was the first Norwegian artist to gain...

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I'm inside this building, the tallest wooden house in Norway, as I type this blog entry. I'm in...

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Things are progressing. In the building where I live, an old shop unit is being turned into our...