Category: Arts

Norwegian artists paint the Arctic

What a tour! Mary Jo Thorsheim Norway Art The remarkable scenery of northern Norway has been viewed and photographed by a huge number of tourists over the years, for example, passengers on coastal voyages...

Knausgaard’s Winter follows Autumn

Book review Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Winter (2018), the second volume of Knausgaard’s seasonal quartet, is identical in organization to Autumn (2017). It is divided into the three winter months, December, January, and February,...

The Birkebeiner

An awesome painting depicts a unique historic event Mary Jo Thorsheim Norway Art This vibrant Norwegian painting records an important event in the history of Norway. It shows Birkebeiner skiers carrying infant Prince Haakon...

Traveling with Edvard Grieg

A composer’s account books offer insights into a time gone by Bjørn Øgaard Vice-chairman, Oslo Grieg Society Grieg did not live in Norway all year round. The villa “Troldhaugen”, built as a summer home,...

Not a tweet from Norwegian birds in winter

Mary Jo Thorsheim Norway Art It is said that Norwegian birds do not sing in winter, either at home or when they travel abroad. If they do make a noise, it has an altered...

Searching for Halvard Storm

Jeanne Nelsen Kalama, Wash. Browsing online charity auction sites can yield some pretty unusual items. And as a stolt descendant of Norwegians, I often type in the words “Norway” and “Norwegian” to see what...