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Mean creatures

Oct 11, 2011 • 5 comments • 890 views
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If you're ever in Oslo you've got to go to Frogner Park to see Vigeland's sculptures. For most tourists it's all about the nudes. Well, who doesn't have even a little hint of voyeur inside them?

Their enormous bodies make you think of Nietzsche's √úbermensch. The obelisk of tangled bodies makes an impression for sure, but what caught my eyes, were the children, the mean look in their eyes. Quite the opposite to how we look at kids these days. Maybe it has something to do with the Scandinavian way of life?

By the way it's interesting how many nude sculptures are around Oslo. They're definitely not puritans up there.

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Love your perspective on the Vigelands, Artur! (In every sense of the word.)
10.22.11 •
Thanks Christopher!
10.23.11 •
The bodies look at bit Communist, in a Cubist sort of way - though definitely opposite in terms of idealism. The sculptures speak out an uncomfortable truth.

Nice B&Ws!
10.22.11 •
I think Vigeland was into Nietsche and his idea of Ubermenche, this huge, heavy bodies look more like golems than human.

B/W recorded on Neopan 400 with Mamiya 645
10.23.11 •
love it !!!!!
11.04.11 •
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