Art - The Last of the Vikings

Artist: Nils Aas (1991). 

"In winter, they would sail the 500 nautical miles to Lofoten in their open boats. Perhaps it was only the hint of profit that lured them, but perhaps it was also because on the open sea, they were free men".

Both this quotation and the title of the sculpture are from Johan Bojer's novel Den siste Viking (The Last of the Vikings). The name seems very fitting for a sculpture standing in Ravnkloa, which has been a Trondheim port and fish market for centuries. Nils Aas, who grew up on the shores of the fjord in Nord-Trøndelag, has made a characteristic and tall fisherman.

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