Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Frihetens søstre

Today I attended an excursion to the Norwegian Parliament Building, Stortinget. It occured to me that the building is hosting lots and lots of artwork either paintings, weavings or mosaics. Today's photo is taken in the hall right inside the main entrance. It's called "Frihetens søstre" (Sisters of freedom), and it's painted by Arne Ekeland. It took three versions of this painting, painted in 1938, 1958 and 1964, before it was "approved" by Stortinget and put up on the wall in 1991. The reason for this, our guide told us, was because Ekeland was a communist, and it's not until after his death his art is appreciated

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