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 Vigeland Sculpture Park -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vigeland Sculpture Park in the centre of the large Frognerparken, which belongs to the (additional info and facts about Frogner Manor) Frogner Manor, is probably the most famous park in (A constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905) Norway.
It is located in the district of (The capital and largest city of Norway; the country's main port; located at the head of a fjord on Norway's southern coast) Oslo called (additional info and facts about Frogner) Frogner, west of the city centre.
The park was created by sculptor (additional info and facts about Gustav Vigeland) Gustav Vigeland between the years 1907 and 1942.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/v/vi/vigeland_sculpture_park.htm   (182 words)

  
 VIGELAND SCULPTURE PARK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vigeland also designed the architectural setting and the layout of the grounds with their far stretching lawns and long straight avenues bordered with maple trees.
The municipality of Oslo was the main contributor to the realisation of the Vigeland Park.
Those who visit the park may see the original full-size plaster casts to the sculptures in bronze and granite in the Vigeland Museum, which is situated five minutes south of the park.
www.gonorway.no /go/vigelandpark.html   (1708 words)

  
 Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vigeland Park is a major tourist attraction in Norway.
"Vigeland designed the architectural setting and the layout of the grounds with their far-stretching lawns and long straight avenues bordered by maple trees."(1) The park as a whole is about life in general, but each group and individual statue represent an individual part of life and/ or a specific stage in life.
Vigeland made his sculptures the way he did because they help portray the evolution of man and to unite sculpture with nature and to symbolize life.
home.c2i.net /amelseth/side20.htm   (316 words)

  
 Vigeland Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
While all of the sculpture in the park was originally modelled by Vigeland, the actual carving in granite was done by professional artisans from full size models made by him.
Vigeland took only ten months to complete the model of the monolith in 1924 and 1925, but the granite version took three stone carvers from 1929 to 1943 to complete.
Vigeland designed the new bridge and modelled the 58 bronze sculptures in the years 1925 to 1933.
www.radix.net /~karo/vigeland.htm   (463 words)

  
 Gustav Vigeland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gustav Vigeland (April 11, 1869 – March 12, 1943) was a Norwegian sculptor.
He was born in Mandal, a small coastal town in the south of Norway.
Today, Vigeland is best-known for the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gustav_Vigeland   (126 words)

  
 GUSTAV VIGELAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vigeland´s thoughts and ideas about the fountain were expanding, he wanted to add more sculptures to the fountain.
Vigeland Sculpture Park is a major tourist attraction in Norway.
"Vigeland designed the architectural setting and the layout of the grounds with their far-stretching lawns and long straight avenues bordered by maple trees." The park as a whole is about life in general, but each group and individual statue represent an individual part of life and / or a specific stage in life.
www.gonorway.no /go/vigeland.html   (1151 words)

  
 Vigeland Sculpture Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vigeland's artistic talents were first revealed in his drawings and woodcarvings and at the age of fifteen, his father took him to Oslo to apprentice him to a master.
In 1888, Vigeland was again back in the capital, this time taking with him a bundle of sketches for statues, groups and reliefs, their motifs mostly deriving from Greek mythology and the Bible.
After finishing the 58 sculptures for the bridge in the early 1930s, Vigeland completed a small children's circle which is placed at one end of the bridge next to the small lake.
www.fortunecity.com /westwood/arch/769/Vigeland   (1154 words)

  
 Embla Articles: Eros in the art of Gustav Vigeland
Gustav Vigeland is best known for his statues of human figures in various stages of life displayed in the Vigeland Park in Oslo.
Because Vigeland wrote down the time and place of creation on practically all the drawings he made during this trip, it is possible to follow his way around the country, from cathedral to cathedral.
Vigeland seems to have been less influenced by the misogynistic attitudes of the time than many of his fellow artists.
www.tu-harburg.de /rzt/rzt/it/sofie/vigeland.html   (1024 words)

  
 Sculpture
One of the artistic highlights of Norway is the Sculpture Park in Oslo.
The men, representing different ages, may be interpreted as toiling with the burden of life and the effort expended in lifting the heavy vessel varies.
Water, a universal symbol of fertility, is used within the fountain complex in a meaningful juxtaposition with the twenty "tree groups" on the surrounding parapet, the latter evidently symbolizing the "tree of life."The combination of human beings and trees in two meter high sculptures is one of Vigeland's most original concepts.
home.online.no /~brinchma/sculpture.html   (597 words)

  
 Vigeland Sculpture Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Rodin's intimate treatment of his relationship between man and woman was also influential in Vigeland's life-long development of this theme.
The Fountain is the earliest sculpture unit in the park.
"Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park and Museum in Oslo." Normanns Kunstforlag A/S, Oslo, Norway.
www.fortunecity.com /westwood/arch/769/Vigeland/walk1.html   (1181 words)

  
 Oslo, Norway - 07/25/2000
I was wholly unprepared for what I found; amazing park grounds with literally hundreds of bronze, granite, and wrought iron sculptures, the life work of one artist, Gustav Vigeland.
Vigeland was inspired by mythology and most of his work in the park is based on the cycle of life.
The granite statues that surround a monolith in the center of the park are especially moving and fun; starting with vignettes of children at play, through various stages of puberty, courtship, mid-life, before coming full circle to a pile of dead people.
www.coffeeczar.com /eurotrip/072500   (357 words)

  
 Judge Elva Soper's Photos of Oslo
The fountain, at the center of the park, was the first of the structures.
Erected in 1907 in front of the building housing the legislature (Storting), it was moved to its present location, 60-acre Frogner Park in 1924.
Vigeland portrayed humans at all stages of life.
www.lawzone.com /half-nor/s-oslo.html   (156 words)

  
 Vigeland, Gustav on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vigeland's sculpture owed much to Rodin in stylistic realism but was imbued with an unrestrained romanticism and emotionalism that far surpassed Rodin's.
He planned the park and designed numerous granite and bronze sculptural groups, illustrating the development of humanity.
Gustav Vigeland, el genio que no podia respirar: caquectico y febril, daba la impresion de que no alcanzaria la edad adulta: pero vivio hasta los 75 anos y lego a su patria la mayor obra escultorica de su historia...
www.encyclopedia.com /html/v/vigeland.asp   (418 words)

  
 Photos of Oslo
The Vigeland Sculpture Park is a natural part of the city Oslo.
Many people enjoy the park during summertimes when it is green and vivid, but the park is also beautiful in the cold days of a Norwegian winter.
The Vigeland museum is nearby the park, where Gustav Vigeland's drawings and other works are shown.
www.geocities.com /evenmel00/Vigeland.html   (108 words)

  
 Karin Evensen's Architecture Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Vigeland Park is one of Norway's biggest touirist attractions and draws one million visitors a year.
His sculptures in Vigeland Park depict the various phases of man, from infancy through adolescence to maturotu and old age.
Vigeland's Angry Boy throwing a tantrum reminds many a parent of irate children in a difficult situation, while his larger-than-life sculptures of man and woman are simple and erotic at the same time.
www2.hawaii.edu /~kevensen/Architec.htm   (197 words)

  
 Oslo
The highlights of the day were the Viking Ship museum and Vigeland park with its remarkable bronze and stone sculptures by Gustav Vigeland.
Vigeland Park is a fairly large urban park containing hundreds of Gustav Vigeland's stone and bronze sculptures.
The park is well laid out and is very pleasant to stroll through.
crypto.stanford.edu /~eujin/pics/scandinavia/03-oslo   (356 words)

  
 Vigeland Sculpture Park
Having lived close to the Vigelands Park for quite some years, I have to say that it's only 3 positive thing I'm able to say about the park.
The two first is that the park during the summer time contain two nice outdoor restaurants with good cold beer.
The third is that it still is interesting that a government accepted to have one "artist" to design and fill such a huge area as the Vigelands Park is. Just a pity the choose the wrong artist...
www.suite101.com /discussion.cfm/garden_design/42268/285316   (894 words)

  
 Abundant -- Images from Norway
Vigeland Park is a sculpture park that contains almost two hundred life-size, nude figures made of bronze or granite.
From the fifteen-foot wrought-iron gates that enclosed the park to the massive water fountain that flowed in its center and the monolith that rose just beyond the fountain, Vigeland Park was truly a special place.
Vigeland Park celebrates life, in all its shapes and forms.
www.radiancemagazine.com /issues/1994/abundant.htm   (1104 words)

  
 Vigeland Park in Oslo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In the park there is every manner of emotion and experience expressed: fatherly love, inconsolable grief, comfortable affection.
At the center of the park is the Monolith.
Vigeland may just as well have been inspired by Trajan's Column, it seems to Diane.
www.think-ink.net /norway/oslo/oslo3.htm   (148 words)

  
 Vigeland Sculpture Park
Most modern sculpture gardens are either paved courtyards or they are naturalistic parks in the English landscape style.
From a design point of view, the main flaw with both the courtyards and the naturalistic parks is that they tend to be collections of sculpture rather than gardens which are ornamented with sculpture.
Most naturalistic sculpture gardens are cluttered with far too many sculptures, and the Vigeland Sculpture Park, in Oslo, Norway, which was created by Gustav Vigeland (1869 - 1943), is one of the few to follow the example set by Versailles.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/garden_design/43982   (580 words)

  
 Worldisround - Vigeland Park, Oslo, Norway - Outdoor Sculpture in Oslo photos
Vigeland was given free reign to create a sculpture park by the city...
Vigeland worked on the project for over 40 years.
The park is an amazing work depicting all stages of human life.
www.worldisround.com /articles/3150   (181 words)

  
 TrekEarth | Vigeland's Park Photo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vigeland was born in 1869 with the name Gustav Thomsen.
Vigeland run away from home and tried his whole life to get rid of his bad childhood by making art.
Vigeland's Park, a park with 192 sculptures and more than 600 figures was the result.
www.trekearth.com /gallery/Europe/Norway/photo163755.htm   (666 words)

  
 Vigeland Park
Vigiland retired to Oslo in 1924 and spent the rest of his life sculpting for the Vigiland Park.
The park is filled with nearly 200 granite and bronze works, all designed by Vigiland.
Vigiland Park is the perfect place for visitors and locals to enjoy a peaceful afternoon.
www.wmich.edu /studyabroad/events/tricia/tricia4.html   (232 words)

  
 Boing Boing: Gustav Vigeland's sculptures
In 1924, the City of Oslo decided that the whole project should be fulfilled in the Frogner Park, later called Vigeland Park.
Alazka says: "Reading your note about Vigeland, I'm flashing back to 1983, when at 17 I was hitching around Europe and was quite impressed by Vigeland's gardens.
Despite denials of the place's existence from Oslo's official tourism booths, my brother and I found the Emmanuel Vigeland museum in the suburban hills, tended by Emmanuel's widow, and arrived just in time for her to tell us they were closing for the day.
www.boingboing.net /2005/11/02/gustav_vigelands_scu.html   (392 words)

  
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The Vigeland Sculpture Park is an artistic highlight of Oslo.
for the park until his death in 1943.
The first sculpture in the park was the Fountain.
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 VirtualTourist.com - Bernd_L's Oslo Travelogue - Vigeland Sculpture Park
One of the artistic highlights of Oslo is Vigeland Sculpture Park.
At the beginning Vigeland was ordered to built the Fountain by the city counsel in 1907.
Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) was born in Mandal in southern Norway as the son of a carpenter.
members.virtualtourist.com /m/tt/56cfb   (478 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article on Vigeland Sculpture Park [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Vigeland Sculpture Park in the centre of the large Frognerparken, which belongs to the Frogner Manor, is probably the most famous park in Norway.
It is located in the district of Oslo called Frogner, west of the city centre.
The park was created by sculptor Gustav Vigeland between the years 1907 and 1942.
encyclozine.com /Vigeland_Park   (175 words)

  
 VirtualTourist.com - littlesam1's Oslo Travelogue - Vigelandsparken II
His ashes are kept in the tower of the museum at Vigeland Park to this day.
This is one of the statues on the bridge in the park.
This monumental bronze fountain is one of Vigelands earliest pieces in the park.
members.virtualtourist.com /m/tt/65ee9   (508 words)

  
 In which we visit the Gustav Vigeland sculpture park and receive Nobel prizes.
The bronze and granite sculptures and the park itself were all designed by Gustav Vigeland.
There is a huge maze in the pavement around the fountain near the center of the park, constructed in such a way that one could follow a single line through countless hundreds of twists and turns and switch-backs, slowly making one's way all the way around the fountain.
Here is a sketch of the maze; to give you an idea of the scale, the square in the center (for the fountain) is probably about 50 feet across.
www.praxisworks.org /iceway05.html   (390 words)

  
 Sculpture
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