This is the
A tiny jewel
of an art museum
located in the idyllic
We were there for the
( 1852 - 1925 )
" From Paris To Kristiania".
The scale of this place makes it
ideal for a short visit...
enough to quench your thirst for
The building was designed by
Another building was later added to make it what
it is today.
This was designed by
Snohetta Arkitektur & Landskap AS.
|The museum is well curated.|
And "space planning"
was perfectly executed.
|"The strongest man in the world is he|
who stands most alone."
|The city of|
was the venue for the
1994 Winter Olympics.
|What a great combination of colours.|
I first noticed these two girls because of their
And when this opportunity came up...
I simply had to move fast.
Just the other day,
one of the girls in the photo,
wrote a comment on the blog.
What a great "photo-moment"!
|I guess a painting is akin to a photograph.|
It captures the moment
if it captures the spirit
of that moment,
then it's a winner!
|This museum consists of two buildings,|
connected via a
Thus allowing the "outside"
to come "inside".
is a realist painter.
He was deeply engaged in social issues
reflected in many of his works.
|"Great art touches the |
of the viewer".
|It's all in the details too...|
Pure genius does not happen everyday.
It's a lot like nothing else!
One can never have enough of
coffee table books!
Thank goodness they allowed photography.
|"Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity".|
And in the corner, a little cafe ....
|...and a splash of colour|
...with this huge slab of stone outside,
to welcome us in.
dating from 1800's until today.
|Several people have made|
substantial art donations
Einar Lunde, Oscar Johannessen
are the top three.
|"The afterthought is good but the forethought is better!".|
|"Every child is an artist.|
The problem is how to remain an artist
once we grow up!.
you could almost hear a pin drop...
|...listen to the gentle hum of the air|
|...the echo of your shoes, gliding against the wooden floor,|
...and your own thoughts as you contemplate
the works of these artists.
agony & jubilation
of art from start to finish.
Somehow, the pleasure derived from the viewing brings forth a
sense of calm.
It frees us from our
draws us into the scene before us.
Liberating us for a brief moment...
...and you exit feeling...relaxed
What a great escape!