Vigeland Park – Oslo


Gustav Vigeland was a prolific Norwegian sculptor.
He had been commissioned to create some sculptures for
Oslo city center but in the end there were so many that
it was decided to place them in a park on the outskirts
of the central area.

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27 thoughts on “Vigeland Park – Oslo

  1. Fascinating sculptures. No way they'll ever be approved for a public park in this prudish country of mine. 😛

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  2. J'ai beaucoup de bons souvenirs dans ce parc qui était tout près de chez une amie expatriée à Oslo. C'est extraordinaire comme endroit, non ?

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  3. This park and those sculptures are famous all over the world..They are so strange, so different, and at the same time, so attractive..
    great post!

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  4. Vigeland was certainly a gifted sculptor! I agree with Carver about the tower of bodies. I wonder what he named it as the name might be a clue to its significance.

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  5. Strange but very interesting sculptures. I saw this place on anaother travel show. lol If you have a video camera you could be a travel reporter. 🙂 I love the way you photographed thesecond one.

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  6. Strange works, the guy has talent and fantasy. I think the obelisk of body is a bit sick, but really effective. Thanks for the great reportage of a rare real sculptor I knew nothing about.

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  7. I have never been in Oslo, but I have seen this sculptures on a Norvegian blog. Honestly it isn't my cup of tea, lol !

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  8. Those Norse folks sure are sexy! Love the sculptures, but I'll bet there isn't a city in the USA that would allow so many nekkid people! Which is rather sad, actually.

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  9. Wow, very intriguing work. A long time ago that I saw a sculptor with such a keen sense of balance in his/her sculpting work (so that they don't topple over or break!). Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Hi Leia! These are wonderful sculptures. Vigelad has a talent for representing the essence of relationships, whether parent-child or man-woman. Jacob is right – you'd sadly see fig leafs all over these figures if they were exhibited in the States. 😀

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