Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Norwegian Folk Art

Something I particularly liked in the National Gallery in Oslo, was the illustrations and sketches for traditional Norwegian folk stories. Many of which were by Theodor Kittelsen.

Two postcards that I purchased in the shop.

I would like to tell you the name of this illustration but there is a lot of Norwegian
text on the back of the postcard and I'm not sure which is the title. Besides, I think this
is from a large series of sketches for a particular folktale.
This one however, is called Skogtroll - which means forest troll!

Some more of his work, found on the interwebs.

I also have a postcard by Harald Sohlberg, as I liked the trees.

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