“In Between Insomnia and Scandinavia”: Gorgeous Paintings Inspired by Norwegian Family Novels

“In Between Insomnia and Scandinavia”: Gorgeous Paintings Inspired by Norwegian Family Novels October 2, 2014

via Matt Frost.

TMN:

You’ve said the novel trilogy Kristin Lavransdatter was an inspiration for this latest series. Are you depicting scenes from the books, or something else?

Carson Ellis:

I read Kristin Lavransdatter for a long time. I took breaks between the three books to read other things, but I was sort of plodding through it on and off for nearly a year. For people who don’t know: It’s set in medieval Norway, written by Sigrid Undset in the ’20s, meticulously researched, sort of dry but really beautiful with its descriptions of snowy medieval Scandinavia—of men skiing over the mountains at night to bring news to their neighbors and thatch-roofed compounds and forests blanketed with reindeer moss.

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