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Gustav Vigeland - The home as a work of art


The exhibition Gustav Vigeland. The Home as a Work of Art focuses on Vigeland's interest in the home and craftsmanship, and is the Vigeland Museum's contribution to Oslo's City Anniversary.

In 2024, it will be 100 years since Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) moved into his new apartment at Frogner, together with his wife Ingerid Vigeland. When it was decided that the City of Oslo would build a studio and future museum for the sculptor in 1921, it was also determined that he would have an apartment in the same building. The apartment is located on the museum's third floor and is around 300 square meters.

When Vigeland moved in, he wanted to leave his mark on the apartment. Every detail is determined by him, from the colors on the walls to the choice of furniture. Additionally, he himself designed much of the interior: wrought-iron lamps, candlesticks, carpets, pillows, and the paintings on the walls. Ingerid has embroidered and woven several textiles. The apartment can be seen as a gesamtkunstwerk and is an important part of Vigeland's legacy.

With this exhibition, the Vigeland Museum aims to provide insight into another aspect of Vigeland's artistic work. In addition to showcasing drawings, textiles, and woodcarvings, the public will also have daily guided tours of Vigeland's apartment throughout the summer.

Last Updated: 06/05/2024

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