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Viking Jupiter Art Collection

  • Text
  • Norwegian
  • Norway
  • Paintings
  • Viking
  • Artists
  • Widerberg
  • Landscape
  • Photography
  • Motifs
  • Abstract


WINTERGARDEN | DECK 7 THOMAS WIDERBERG 1964 • NORWAY • PHOTOGRAPHY Thomas Widerberg trained as a composer and musician, but today primarily works as an art photographer. He aims to thematize quietude and solitude, emphasizing the positive aspects of voluntary seclusion. Though his photographs are principally meditative and painterly landscapes, he does at times incorporate more dramatic elements, such as lightning and the northern lights. These landscapes are shot in such disparate places as the Rondane National Park, Troms or Svalbard in Norway; Lhasa in Tibet; and the Atacama Desert in Chile. Clear, cool winter landscapes; dark nights; and bright, open summery moods are also characteristic of Widerberg’s photographs. Widerberg applies several layers of varnish to his photographs. This protects the pictures while creating a tension that gives them depth and a dynamic quality. When exhibiting, Widerberg also often uses his own musical compositions as a tool to create ambience in the room. Widerberg is the son and brother of famous Norwegian artists Frans Widerberg and Nicolaus Widerberg, respectively. TWO TREES | 2018 10