2Bridal procession on the Hardanger fjord
This beautiful painting – “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 2020.
1From 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.