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 from 1991 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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults (from 16 years)||NOK80.00 per person|
|Children 6-15 years||NOK40.00 per person|
|Family ticket (2+2)||NOK200.00 per day|
|Groups min. 10 pers. Guide fee NOK 500,-||NOK60.00 per person|
|Senior/Student||NOK60.00 per person|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
A collection of replicas of local traditional log buildings, filled with cultural…
Raulandsakademiet is a course center, a hostel and a rural museum.
The Skinnarland Collection houses more than 100 works of art by sculptor Knut Skinnarland…
The museum shows sculptures, paintings, graphic art and drawings by the famous artist…
350m high cliff with buoyancy!
For 1000 years Tokke has had an export industry of whetstones. For Norwegian Vikings…
To experience the rich cultural heritage and traditions of West Telemark, VTM-Eidsborg is…
Saunas for rental in Rauland, Vierli.
Charming, small stave church. Located by West Telemark Museum in Eidsborg.
In the steep mountainside over Dalen lies the famous little farm Rui.
Dalen Hotel is a beautiful fairytale hotel build in 1894 in grand romantic style with…
Exhibition at the quay in Dalen. In addition there is an exhibiton showing life on the…
Here at Grimdalstunet you can get a glimpse into the home of the artist Anne Grimdalen. A…
Eight different sculptured "vieving stones" have been placed in to the…
Exhibition by Eva Bull Holte ang guests. You`ll also find a popular gallery that sells…
Exciting copper mine in a small community built upp due to mining.