Monumental: Frogner Park – Oslo, Norway

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Oslo, Norway. June 2013.

So here is another type of ‘segment’ which, pun intended I suppose, is called ‘Monumental’, highlighting (duh) monuments and other such epic things. The first place I wanted to share is Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway. The park houses the iconic works of Gustav Vigeland, whose works I’ve seen a few times online or in magazines but never really responded to until I was able to see the sculptures in person. I’ve always been more inclined towards classical sculpture–the┬áMichelangelos and Berninis–rather than the overly modern or trying-too-hard-to-be modern works that sometimes bring into question the presence of talent behind the work (I just do not get putting a stone circle on a stone square and calling it art–it certainly isn’t of the same caliber as the renaissance greats). Don’t get me wrong, though; I don’t generalise and think this of all modernist art. But you have to admit that there is a lot of serious crap out there, and sometimes you just long for the good ol’ renaissance and the golden age of art.

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