Scientists say “The Scream” is fading due to human breath. With museums around the world closed, the painting is getting some much needed social distance.
While the government promises to preserve the Picasso murals to be utilized in a new building, preservationists are unmoved.
Politicians have feared that the bad-boy artist’s dramatic architecture would disrupt the historic scenery that once inspired the work of Norway’s most-famous painter, Edvard Munch.
Jonas Dahlberg’s “Memory Wound” has been in the international spotlight, but two other memorials commemorate Anders Behring Breivik’s 2011 massacre in different, subtler ways.
It has been exactly five years since Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 people in Norway.
A group of prominent Norwegian architects who have long opposed the Norway’s new national museum building are now speaking out to save the original National Gallery, which dates to 1842.
It takes a certain measure of both hubris and selflessness to create an artwork that won’t be completed until long after your death. Scottish artist Katie Paterson’s “Future Library” begins this year and will come to fruition in 100.
After being damaged by a 2011 car bomb, some Brutalist architecture in Oslo is up for demolition. While the debate between the protection of Brutalist architecture and those who see its heavy concrete designs as ugly and bleak is not infrequent in preservation, these buildings include five murals by Pablo Picasso.
OSLO — It’s everywhere in Oslo: greeting you at the airport and hanging in the train station, on billboards and in gift shops. It is perhaps the most famous art image of the twentieth century, and Norway is celebrating what would be the 150th birthday of its creator. Even when Edvard Munch (1863-1944) painted the first version of The Scream in 1893, it was a much-discussed and mysterious image; in 2013, everyone with access to a computer knows it.