Norway

Decorative Folk Art Painting: Discovering the Norwegian Rosemaling Tradition with Torunn Rød Farsund

Norwegian Rosemaling is a distinctive and beautiful folk-art style that dates back to the 16th century in Norway. Meet Torunn Rød Farsund of Os in Western Norway who honors her family's heritage and also uses her own sense of style to carry on this decorative art of floral designs. Learn more about Norwegian culture with BCD.

Decorative Folk Art Painting: Discovering the Norwegian Rosemaling Tradition with Torunn Rød Farsund

Åsmund Lien on Oselvar boat-building tradition of Os, Norway

This intriguing Q & A with manager of the Oselvar Workshop in Os Norway reveals secrets behind the Vikings revolutionary boat building techniques. Åsmund Lien describes how he and a team of artisanal boat-builders are carrying on a 2,000-year tradition working with the fabled Norwegian wood.

Åsmund Lien on Oselvar boat-building tradition of Os, Norway

Things To Do in Oslo: Encounter History of Norway By Norwegian Artists at Oslo City Hall

The Oslo City Hall Murals are part of a spectacular public art collection which highlights themes that influenced Oslo City Hall & its art collection, including independence from Sweden, WWII, women's rights, and describes the artists who bring Norse mythology to life in sculptures.

Things To Do in  Oslo: Encounter History of Norway By Norwegian Artists at Oslo City Hall