Fra museet / From the museum

24 April - 22 August 2010

In connection with the Bjørnson-anniversary 2010, the Vigeland Museum shows a small exhibition which focuses upon the relationship between the sculptor Gustav Vigeland and the National writer Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910).

This is a small exhibition featuring the writer Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910) as Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) perceived and represented him.

They met each other for the first time in Paris in 1901, at which time Bjørnson sat as a model, and they remained in contact from then on. Even if Vigeland admired the older artist he saw other sides of him as he later wrote: "What was peculiar and good about Bjørnson were not the 'truths' that he came up with, for they were to me a bit doubtful, nearly all of them, but it was the force and convinction with which he presented them!" Bjørnson became a great support to Vigeland in the launching of many sculpture projects.

The exhibition consists of sculptures, sketches for monuments, letters and photos.


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