Trolls in scandinavian 1800’s art

Are you ready for a spellbinding voyage through the romantic landscapes of the 18th and 19th-century Scandinavian art as we focus on the mesmerizing presence of trolls in 18th and 19th century art. Join us for a lecture that intertwines artistic mastery with mythical folklore, shedding light on the rich and intriguing portrayals of these legendary beings. Witness how artists of the era breathed life into the different types of trolls, adding depth and mystery to their vivid representations on canvas. We will take a closer look at the artwork of John Bauer, Erik Werenskiold, Theodor Kittelsen and Louis Moe.


Lena Schattenherz Heide-Brennand is a Norwegian lecturer with a master degree in language, culture and literature from the University of Oslo and Linnaeus University. She has been lecturing and teaching various subjects since 1998. Her field of interest and main focus has always been topics that others have considered strange, eccentric and eerie, and she has specialised in a variety of dark subjects linked to folklore, mythology and Victorian traditions and medicine. Her students often point out her thorough knowledge about the subjects she is teaching, in addition to her charismatic appearance. She refers to herself as a performance lecturer and always gives her audience an outstanding experience

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22 May 2024 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

£6 - £10 & By Donation

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