Norway’s Vigeland Sculpture Park and Museum features bronze and granite full-size sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. This Flash slideshow begins with a brief introduction followed by images of prominent sculptures along the central axis of the park. The focus and highest point in Vigeland Park is the granite Monolith (image 11), perhaps Vigeland’s best known work, comprised of 121 human forms.
Sculpture, Architecture, Landscape Design
The Flash gallery continues with Vigeland’s sculptures depicting the many relationships and cycles of life. Gustav Vigeland designed not only the sculptures, but also the architectural setting and layout of the 80-acre park ground. A wrought-iron gate (image 19) opens onto a grassy hillside with steps leading up to the famous Wheel of Life sculpture.
Vigeland's later sculptures were some of the first to be installed, and are displayed along the sides of a bridge Vigeland designed. The bridge and sculpture were open to the public in 1940. Sinnataggen (image 23), the Angry Boy, is a favorite figure among these bronzes.
Vigeland Park Flash Gallery Features:
- 28 photos of Vigeland Park sculptures, including the Monolith, Fountain, Wheel of Life and Sinnataggen (the Angry Boy)
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