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Art at Frognerseteren

Art at Frognerseteren
Frognerseteren Restaurant and Café has more to offer than the best view of Oslo and the traditional Norwegian kitchen. If you look around, you will soon discover several examples of contemporary art and exquisite craftsmanship.
Art, coffee and apple cake
Frognerseteren is an architectural work of art in it self. The architect Holm Munthe designed the building in the dragon style of the époque. The dragon style is inspired by the Norwegian stave churches and national romanticism. Café Seterstua is also decorated with dragon motifs, painted directly on to the wood work.
Inside Frognerseteren you will find many examples of contemporary visual art. In “Seterstua” you will find portraits of Norway’s most highly decorated WW2 hero, Gunnar Sønsteby, (Artist: Knut André Vikshåland) and polar explorer and scientist, Helge Ingstad, (Artist: Vebjørn Sand). In “Skjenkestua” you will find more Norwegian heroes, both environmental activist and professor of philosophy, Arne Næss and a painted copy of Knud Bergsliens “Birkebeinerne/The birch legs” (Artist: Lene Ørnhoft ). In the a la carte restaurant, “Finstua”, you can shift between gazing upon the panoramic view of Oslo and the painting “Drømmenes bord/Table of dreams” (Artist: Elisabeth Bjørnson Werp)
In addition to the visual arts, there is an abundance of beautiful handicrafts all over Frognerseteren; From the large brass chandeliers in “Skjenkestua” to King Magnus Barfots royal seal from the 12th century, to colorful and hand woven tapestries and beautiful and detailed wood engravings. The ceilings at Frognerseteren are also beautifully decorated; Tole paintings in “Styrerommet”, “Storstua”, where large parts of the ceiling is decorated with scenes from the crest of the Anker family who owned the Frognerseteren area in the 18th and 19th century. In “Peisestua” the ceiling is painted with Romanesque ornaments.
So, take a trip up to Frognerseteren, hop on the metro, line 1, and enjoy the view over Oslo when it unveils itself as you climb up the steep hills of Holmenkollen. Have a cup of coffee and a piece of apple cake, while you enjoy all the art work that surrounds you.
We have made a book about the art at Frognerseteren, that you can buy in Café Seterstua for 80,- kroner’s per book.

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Kafe Seterstua:
Man - lør 11:00 - 22:00
Søn 11:00 - 21:00
Restaurant Finstua:
Man - fre 12:00 - 22:00
Lør 13:00 - 22:00
Søn 13:00 - 21:00

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