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Henrik Sørensen Art Gallery - Vinje biletgalleri

Type:Museum

Smørklepp 92, 3893, Vinjesvingen

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The valley of ’Smørklepp’ in Vinje made a lasting impression on the famous Norwegian artist Henrik Sørensen, and a large collection of his paintings is exhibited at Vinje Gallery situated in this impressive landscape. The gallery is a distinctive building constructed by local rock.

Harald Kihle is another artist on display in the gallery. Sørensen and Kihle both worked and lived in the valley of Smørklepp.


The painter Henrik Sørensen (1882 - 1962)
Henrik Sørensen’s work of art include lyrical female portrayals, religious paintings and expressionist depictions of war, but most of all he is known for his evocative depictions of the Telemark nature. He was a student of Matisse in the period 1908 to 1910.

Henrik Sørensen made several public decorations: Ullevål Hospital (Oslo), Linköping Cathedral (Sweden), in Geneva and the Oslo Town Hall.

The painter Harald Kihle (1905-1997)
The artist Harald Kihle has meant a lot to people in the upper parts of Telemark. Through his depictions of life and nature he has shown us “The hidden Telemark”, and has taught many to appreciate art.

He is best known for using the horse in his pictures, but also for portraying several well known characters from legends and stories from Telemark, such as Guro Heddel, Myllarguten and Torbjørg Ripilen.


The museum is open in the summer season.

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

Facilities

General facilities

  • other times open by arrangement

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • guided tour by appointment
  • guided tour during opening hours

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Wordhome
      Nesodden Municipality, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Interesting building - nice excibition
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 5th August 2015
      This gallery is well worth a visit if you are in, or drive trough, Vinje. The gallery has paintings of Henrik Sørensen and Harald Kihle - to famous norwegian painters. The building is placed in the... Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Adults (from 16 years)£7.20 per person
    Children 6-15 years£3.60 per person
    Family ticket (2+2)£18.00 per day
    Groups min. 10 pers. Omvisargebyr kr 500,-£5.40 per person
    Senior/Student£5.40 per person

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

    Map & Directions

    Contact

    Tel: +47 35069090

    Opening Times

    Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
    DayTimes
    Season (24 June 2018 - 15 Aug 2018)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed
    Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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