Let’s cross the seas.

Sitting on the shore of one of the fjords that are close to Oslo, watching the sea become one with the horizon, it seemed crystal clear why the Vikings set out to explore the seas. How could you resist not knowing what lies beyond the thin blue line on the horizon? It is easy whenContinue reading “Let’s cross the seas.”

Death will not do us apart.

Everybody knows that the Vikings conquered the seas and the lands beyond them. Closely linked to their ability to master the waters was, I think, the worldview that nature posed no barriers and that the vastness of the surrounding seas was merely an ice rink you could skate across – rather than a hopeless vortexContinue reading “Death will not do us apart.”

The world through Edward Munch’s eyes (I) @TheMunchMuseum #NationalGallery #Oslo #Norway

It is amazing how much of an artist’s life and outlook on it will come across in his work. Gaudi and Dali, two of my favourites, have always blown me away with their imagination and ability to reconceptualise art and traditional shapes. In contrast, Edward Munch has left an impression on me through the ententContinue reading “The world through Edward Munch’s eyes (I) @TheMunchMuseum #NationalGallery #Oslo #Norway”

Reflections on #Norway

Following a trip to Norway at the end of February 2015. The first personal observation I can make about Norway is that, without a doubt, architectural design is almost always driven by the specifics of place and culture. Just as the architectural design of Barcelona reflects and further deflects the vibrancy of the Catalan culture,Continue reading “Reflections on #Norway”