Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Valkyrie




The Norwegian-Danish sculptor, Stephan Abel Sinding, created this extraordinary sculpture in 1910 and today it stands in Churchillparken.

Many of the Sinding's sculptures are credited to Realism but together with Danish sculptor Niels Hansen Jacobsen, among others, is considered much more in the style of Symbolism. An example of his Symbolic work is his sculpture Valkyrjen (The Valkyrie.

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie is one of a host of female figures who decides who falls and dies in battle. The valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin.

-RS