Tagged: art

Inspired by the Sea: The art of Odd Andersen

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Odd Andersen is the son of a Norwegian merchant sailor. Like many emigrants from Norway, Andersen’s family settled in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and that is where he was raised. Somewhat...

New red “Santa” statue

Red version of controversial statue unveiled in Oslo’s Ekebergparken The Local A 20-foot-tall statue by artist Paul McCarthy, officially named Santa but known colloquially as the “Butt Plug Gnome,” has been unveiled in Oslo....

Finding artistic inspiration in Norway

You don’t have to be an expert painter to immortalize Norway in meaningful works of art Patricia Barry Hopewell Junction, N.Y. Although I have taken art lessons for over three years, I consider myself...

Talbot’s Scandinavia

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Artist Kamilla Talbot’s sense of color is eye opening as she chooses shades that are just a tad bolder, just a tad more saturated than one would expect to find...

In the Agora: Aukrust’s intention & serendipity

Controlled serendipity: a conversation with Norwegian artist Lars Aukrust Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. New York’s Chelsea neighborhood is renowned for its art scene. Before Chelsea, New York’s SoHo reigned supreme, and Agora Gallery was...

Artist Møyfrid Hveding paints Norway

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The mist envelops you, as the waves gently bob your rowboat. The salty bite of the sea seeps into your nostrils. You are tiny in the midst of this vast...

Sharing Norwegian traditions

Lise Lorentzen’s rosemaling exhibit Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Norwegians have wonderful traditions; why keep them to ourselves? It is wonderful when we can share those traditions with new audiences, as Lise Lorentzen did in...

Arendal shows rare WWII art paintings

The 100-some work collection gives insight into art life in occupied Norway Manisha Choudhari & Michael Sandelson The Foreigner The exhibition takes place in the 75th year following Nazi Germany’s invasion and occupation of...