Category: Arts

Paintings from Denmark enchant

Denmark’s central location and unique landscapes have drawn painters from all over Scandinavia for generations, influencing Danish painters and artists.

The beloved as muse

The relationship between Nina Grieg and Edvard Grieg was complex and often difficult, but there’s no question she was his inspiration.



In the age on international streaming, the recent Norwegian HBO series, Beforeigners, represents a breakthrough for Norwegian TV.

Fosse - Verdon

“I speak Bob” and all that jazz

Dance legend Bob Fosse was of Norwegian-American heritage. ““Fosse/Verdon” explores his career and problematic relationsbip with his partner and wife, Gwen Verdon.

Peer Gynt

Elling Reitan’s Peer Gynt

In Norway, Elling Reitan is known as the “painter of colors.” He has taken up a variety of motifs in his work, including Ibsen’s Peer Gynt.

Grieg - Peer Gynt

Edvard Grieg and the supernatural

Noted Edvard Grieg expert Beryl Foster writes about the influence of the supernatual in the Norwegian composer’s music, which borrowed heavily from folk traditions.

Tom Maakestad

Back to his roots

Tom Maakestad is a Minnesota artist, who finds inspiration in the beauty of the nature that surrounds him in his home state.

Trio Mediæval


Writer Melinda Bargreen reviews the recent album Memorabilia by Trio Mediæval and Mats Eilertsen Trio, blending jazz and medieval music.

“The Neighbor”

“The Neighbour”

“The Neighbour” is a multimedia Norwegian production set in an apartment, where dancers and a pianist who are neighbors engage in creative innovative art.