Norway in a Nutshell, part 4 – Vigeland Installation at Frogner Park in Oslo
August 29, 2020
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So, in the previous post, I mentioned that there is a park in Oslo that displays hundreds of sculptures of nude humans in the most bizarre positions that you could imagine. That would be the Vigeland Installation at Frogner Park. I won’t do much explaining – the photos will speak for themselves.
Upon entering the park, you’re greeted by gates that illustrate nude women or men walking alongside each other. Rather than solely nude, some internal body structures, such as muscles and bones, seemed to be highlighted here too.
The sculptures in the park are works of Gustav Vigeland, a Norwegian sculptor. I was rather impressed at all the different positions that were presented by the sculptures, most of them very peculiar while some even resembled the art of acrobatics.
Here are some of my favourite ones…
…in more acrobatic positions. The one with the man and the four babies was probably the one that stood out the most for me. I wondered if he was actually an ogre that ate babies…or a dad that just really liked juggling?
Not a fan of the single baby ones, mainly because they (or just the angry one) remind me of crying babies. Sorry, just not that fond of babies most of the time…
I’ll end this post with the Monolith, which is a gigantic column of nude figures embracing or just wrapped around each other, a clear phallic symbol. And with this we conclude the Norway series, have a nice day 🙂