“Logging in”

with a view of early Norwegian logging in Kongsrud’s painting Mary Jo Thorsheim Norway Art The Norwegian oil painting Logging in Modum, Norway, winter 1926, by Anders Abrahamsen Kongsrud, reminds me of the traditional Christmas song “Jingle Bells.” “Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh. O’er the fields we go...” Horse and driver look like they are traveling at a good speed, if not “dashing” along in this poignant scene. The sleigh in the song is replaced by a one-horse open sledge and the fields of the song lyrics are replaced by the snowy mountain side. A “sledge” is related to a sleigh, but it is a heavy sled mounted on runners and pulled by workhorses to transport loads acr
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Mary Jo Thorsheim

Mary Jo Thorsheim

Mary Jo Thorsheim, Ph.D., the owner of the Norway Art® importing business for 40 years, was invited to donate a monthly article for The Norwegian American. She welcomes comments or questions by email at mjtmng@gmail.com or phone at (612) 339-7829. For more information, visit www.norwayartonline.com.

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