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Prudery in Oslo...

I will admit that I had not heard of sculptor Gustav Vigeland, or come to that, the Vigeland sculpture park in Oslo before today. Anyway, said sculptor (a follower of Rodin) filled the park with mainly nude statues between 1907 and 1943.

However, yesterday an irate Norwegian took 'the time to hang bars of black paper over every sex organ and buttock cleft in the series of statues on the park bridge'.

The manifesto left behind is the best bit: "
There is too much nudity in newspapers and magazines, so here on the bridge the limit has been reached!" More here

Probably just as well that the contents of
the Naples National Archaeological Museum's Gabinetto Segreto have never been exhibited al fresco in Oslo.

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Anonymous nomad said... 3:56 pm

This beautiful park located very near the centre of Oslo is a "must see" for every visitor. The sculptures are truly magnificent and the bridge in question is undoubtedly one of the most interesting in Europe. Try taking a weekend break some time and you will see what I mean.  



Blogger The Hitch said... 6:52 pm

im all in favour of ancient greek and roman naked statues, they remind our women just how under hung the Mediterranean type really is  



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