8 Nov 2011

Frogner Park

Frogner Park (Frognerparken) is a public park located in the borough of Frogner in Oslo, Norway. The park contains the world famous Vigeland Sculpture Park (Vigelandsanlegget) designed by Gustav Vigeland.

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Vigeland Sculpture Park covers 80 acres (320,000 m2) and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures all designed by Gustav Vigeland. In 1940 the Bridge was the first part of the Sculpture Park to be opened to the public. 58 of the park's sculptures reside along the Bridge, a 100 metre (328 ft) long, 15 metre (49 ft) wide connection between the Main Gate and the Fountain.

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All are clad in bronze and contribute to the Human Condition theme of the park.Visitors could enjoy the sculptures while most of the park was still under construction. At the end of the bridge lies the Children’s Playground, a collaboration of eight bronze statues, all in the likenesses of children at play

WikipediaThe 23 Strangest Sculptures Of Norway’s Frogner ParkMore here

Looking at the sculptures in The Vigelands park / Frognerparken with new eyes....what did Gustav Vigeland really know and why did he choose this specific theme...?