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Gustav Vigeland modelled approx. 800 sketches in clay over the course of his lifetime, some of which are exhibited in these two rooms. Among the sketches are designs for monuments and fountains, animals, anatomical studies and several groups of figures, some later executed in large scale. Vigeland often rapidly transmitted ideas directly in clay without previous drawings and without the use of live models. He considered the sketches an important part of the creative process and they give evidence of his rich imagination.

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