Oslo Story – Haugenstua Commission 2016

This large-scale capriccio of Oslo was commissioned by the Municipality of Oslo for a refurbished kindergarten in the Haugenstua district of the city.

In September 2015, Emily spent several days photographing significant landmarks in central Oslo, and around the kindergarten at Haugenstua. She also studied old master paintings in the Norwegian Romantic tradition from the Norwegian National Gallery collection. Her composition presents the city as an island, constructed from well-known local buildings, seen from the vantage point of a wooded landscape. Whilst depicting the capital as an innovative cultural centre, rich in history, the inclusion of numerous pathways and a picturesque natural landscape reflects also the Norwegian love for physical culture and the great outdoors. 

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