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Vigeland Museum, Oslo

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At Vigeland Museum, walk through the largest park of oversized expressionist sculptures of people made by a single artist. Constructed of granite, bronze, and wrought iron, 200 nude statues portray men, women, children, and families. The park and the museum are the legacy of an early 20th-century Norwegian artist, Gustav Vigeland, who made a deal with the municipality to donate all of his work to the city in return for a workshop. The sculpture garden features five sections stretching from the main gate to the monolithic plateau. Look for the famed "angry baby" sculpture on the bridge near the children's playground. Vigeland's other works, including drawings, sketches, woodcuttings, and photographs can be seen in the neoclassical building of the museum along with his letters, writings, and a personal library. To visit Vigeland Museum on your holiday in Oslo, and find out what else Oslo has to offer, use our Oslo vacation planning tool .
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  • It's an open-air museum. The sculptures reflect the real of the physiology and the human feeling. Acuada step is a new sigh!
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  • What an astonishing collection. Unique in every way. This guy Gustav was a genius. How on earth did he produce such an army of over 200 life size stone bodies? It beggars belief. Do allow yourself ple...  more »
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  • The Vigeland museum has many of Gustav Vigelands plaster sculptures exhibited. This is the basis for many of the bronze statues in the Vigeland park. Great to see them close up.
  • Very cool sculptures, the place have many things to see and appreciate.
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