Retro much? Do as others have done for generations before you: Send a summer postcard from the Vigeland Park!
For the Vigeland Anniversary in 2019, the Norwegian Postal Services have designed brand new Anniversary Stamps with motifs taken from Vigeland's art. The Kiss and the iconic Angry Boy are the two chosen motifs by stampdesigner Kristin Slotterøy.
- Personally, I think the early sculptures of Vigeland are absolutely beautiful. They are alive and intense. He's drawings have a ruthlessness and power in them, says Slotterøy about the motif in the magazine for the Vigeland Anniversary
The background colors are strong and inspired by the colors of the Vigeland Park during summer. A transparent silver line from the sketches encircles the bronze sculptures on the stamps. Make sure you get the Anniversary Stamps for your postcard.
This is the seventh time Vigeland's art is the motive for stamps.
- In 1969 - at the 100th anniversary, Vigeland was honored with two stamps based on the works Mother and children and Man, woman and children. The stamps were valued 65 and 90 øre (less than one Norwegian Crown!)
- In 1975, Vigeland's motifs from the wrought iron gates weredisplayed on two stamps. This was the UN Women's Year and the stamps were criticized for showing nudity.
- In 1983, Vigeland's breakthrough monument - the Abel monument, was on a stamp release. The mathematician Nils Henrik Abel made new discoveries in mathematics and is honored through the Abel Prize.
- In 1985, the United Nations celebrated internationally the Year of Youth. Then Vigeland's work Boy and girl and details from a bronze group from the Fountain in Vigelandsparken, were used on the stamps.
- In 1991, there was a common Nordic series of tourist destinations as a theme. At that time, the Fountain was a natural motif.
- When Oslo City celebrated 1000 years in the 2000, Sinnataggen's face was on the stamps.
- In 2009, Posten had a series of Norwegian art. Also then Vigeland's art, Man with a woman was a motif.
Source: Posten Norge during the launch of the anniversary stamps 2019.