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Dyre Vaa Sculptural Art Collection - Rauland Kunstmuseum

Type:Sculptures

Midtre Såtehov 3, 3864, Rauland

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The museum shows sculptures, paintings, graphic art and drawings by the famous artist Dyre Vaa (1903-1980). The sculptor Tor Vaa, son of Dyre Vaa, is also represented by a special exhibition.
Next to Gustav Vigeland, Dyre Vaa is the sculptor who to the greatest extent has influenced Norwegian sculptural art.
No other Norwegian sculptor has won as many awards as him.

Dyre Vaa (1903-1980):
Dyre Vaa grew up I Kviteseid, but moved to Rauland in the early 1930ies. The Vaa-family included many artists, the poet Aslaug Vaa was Dyre’s eldest sister, the writer Tarjei Vesaas and the composer Eivind Groven were his second cousins.

Dyre Vaa married Thora Bojer, daughter of the writer Johan Bojer. With her background in history of art, ,she was Dyre’s critic, advisor and model.
Dyre Vaa made his debut at the National Exhibition of Visual Arts as a 20 year-old, and his work was purchased by the National Gallery.

"Human meets nature" is the title of four large figures at the Ankerbrua bridge in Oslo. While he was working on these sculptures during the 1930's he moved to Rauland, and lived there for the rest of his life.

Other famous works are "The wolves" at Alexander Kiellands Plass in Oslo, "The sailors' monument" in Bergen, "The Holberg monument" by the National Theatre, and "The swans" near Oslo City Hall.

For off-season group guiding, contact West Telemark Museum.

Facilities

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • guided tour during opening hours

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    • KaiHallvarT
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      Friends getaway
      Ein liten artig stad og stoppe når ein veit litt om denne spelemannen. Veldig fin rasteplass ved statua som er ved vatne
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      Saturday, 23rd July 2016
      Fin tur frå Haukeli/Edland og over te Rauland. Her er det alt frå fjell og ned te vatn, ta og turen opp te Songadammen. Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Adults (from 16 years)NOK80.00 per person
    Children 6-15 yearsNOK40.00 per person
    Family ticket (2+2)NOK200.00 per day
    Groups min. 10 pers. Omvisargebyr kr 500,-NOK60.00 per person
    Senior/StudentNOK60.00 per person

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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    Contact

    Tel: +47 35 06 90 90

    Opening Times

    Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)
    DayTimes
    Season (25 June 2019 - 15 Aug 2019)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed
    Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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