Sunday, September 09, 2012


An Hand-Painted Cross
Norwegian Decorative Art
Perfect for a Church


Rosemaling (Norwegian rose painting) is the name of a form of decorative flower painting that originated in the low-land areas of eastern Norway around 1750, when Baroque, Rengeny and Rococo, artistic styles of the upper class, were introduced into Norway's rural culture. Rosemaling designs use C and S strokes and feature scroll and flowing lines, floral designs, and subtle colors. 


14 comments:

  1. I felt almost like being at home :-)

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  2. It could be used as a processional cross. But, being a Swede and knowing Minnesota Norwegians, they'd probably use it in a recessional thinking it was a processional.

    Just kidding!

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  3. Perfect for my collection!

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  4. it is nice to see European folk art traditions being continued in this country. The flower in the center of the cross looks particularly Scandinavian.

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  5. Nice but I am not too crazy about the bling.

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  6. Beautiful work on this. I know someone who has a collection of crosses and this would look great in that collection.

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  7. Different strokes for different folks.

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  8. It is so pretty! I love all the little details.

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  9. I love the rosemaling - I'd not known the name for it 'til now. Thank you. It's one of my favorite folk art decorations. (Like Randy, I'll pass on the bling.)

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  10. It is pretty. We had a Swedish au pair years ago and she had lots of items with decoration similar to this.

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