This week we study the letter V for Ms Matlocks class.
This weeks V is very special because I want to introduce you to a very special person, Gustav Vigeland.
There is a park in Oslo,Norway, that bares his name because it houses 212 sculptures of bronze and granite , all made by him. When we got there I could not believe my eyes, it is absolutely stunning. It is an outside sculpture museum representing different stages in a human life. Unbelievably beautiful.
I didn’t get to see the whole park due to too little time and very sore feet ( but I made as many photo’s as I could.
There are lots of photo’s and you tube films on the internet of the park and I picked one site that you REALLY should see. It has many photo’s of the Vigeland Park, Oslo.
http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/gustav-vigeland-sculpture-park_2.html. Do go there! Also many other sites you can find on the net.
Down here I have some of my very favorites.
On the bottom right photo you see a tower that is called the Monolith totem. It is 46,32 feet high and is composed of 121 human figures rising towards the sky. It portrays a feeling of togetherness as the human figures embrace one another as they are carried towards salvation.
The photo’s are all mine, the words I found on the internet.
Now can you see that I was so stunned?
Gustav Vigeland died in 1943.
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