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Photowalks in European cities

Showplaces, historic and cultural sites, architecture, museums. Guide

Oslo. Frogner-park. The Monolith of Vigeland

At the highest point of the Park is the title of the sculpture is "the Monolith" (Monolitten). On the stone plateau, surrounded by sculptural groups votesheets convoy, consisting of intertwined human bodies. Plaster model of the monument was made by Vigeland in 1924. The sculptor worked on the project for about 10 months, the General features of the monument were created as thumbnails in 1919.

Oslo, the Vigeland Park, the Monolith

Fall of 1927 stone quarry Halden was taken a block of granite weighing several hundred tons and its installation on the top of the hill took us almost a year. The creation of the figures began in 1929, worked on them three of the stone Carver for 14 years. By Christmas 1944 the monument was opened to the public.

Oslo, the Vigeland Park, the Monolith

To the monument are 8 gates, made of wrought iron. The gates were sketches made by Vigeland in 1933 - 1937, but after the death of Vigeland, before the opening of the Monolith.

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Column of a Monolith with a height of 14.12 meters and consists of 121 human figures. The idea of the monument is an aspiration upward, to spiritual perfection.

Oslo, the Vigeland Park, the Monolith

Column surround 36 sculptural groups depicting the unity of people in different situations.

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