Vintage photos | the artwork | Norway

A photo is a snapshot of history - and a story and a history lesson in itself.
Bridal procession on the Hardanger fjord
By LA Dahlmann

Bridal procession on the Hardanger fjord

The main photo is of the “Bridal procession on the Hardanger fjord” – painted by the artists Adolph Tidemand and Hans Gude in 1848 – has an iconic status in its homeland, Norway.

A boat was the primary means of transportation for the people living alongside Norway’s many fjords, well into the 1900s.

The painting will be a centrepiece of the new National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, opening its doors in the middle of the capital Oslo in 2021.

From a pine tree and some paint came this beautiful chair

A rose painted and hollowed out wooden chair from Lunde, Telemark, Norway. The woodwork is by Sigurd Teigland – and the painting by Knut K. Hovden. The wood was taken from the root of a pine tree from Presteheide.

A rose painted and hollowed out wooden chair from Lunde, Telemark, Norway. The woodwork is by Sigurd Teigland - and the painting by Knut K. Hovden. The wood was taken from the root of a pine tree from Presteheide. | Photo: Vest-Telemark Museum - digitaltmuseum.no LB.03426 - cc by-sa.

Photo: Vest-Telemark Museum – digitaltmuseum.no LB.03426 – cc by-sa.

A rose painted and hollowed out wooden chair from Lunde, Telemark, Norway. The woodwork is by Sigurd Teigland - and the painting by Knut K. Hovden. The wood was taken from the root of a pine tree from Presteheide. | Photo: Vest-Telemark Museum - digitaltmuseum.no LB.03426 - cc by-sa.

Photo: Vest-Telemark Museum – digitaltmuseum.no LB.03426 – cc by-sa.

A rose painted and hollowed out wooden chair from Lunde, Telemark, Norway. The woodwork is by Sigurd Teigland - and the painting by Knut K. Hovden. The wood was taken from the root of a pine tree from Presteheide. | Photo: Vest-Telemark Museum - digitaltmuseum.no LB.03426 - cc by-sa.

Photo: Vest-Telemark Museum – digitaltmuseum.no LB.03426 – cc by-sa.