DALMÅLERI (Paintings of Dalarna). Dalmålarna - Deras Liv Och Verk ( The Painters of Dalarna - Their Lives and Work)

Author: Andersson, Roland, Rune Bondjers, Johan Knutsson, Margareta Andersson
Country: Sweden
Code: 6153
Language: Swedish
Year Published: 2007
No. of pages: 606
Illustrations: 365 Color Illustrations. 46 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 9 1/2”
Weight: 7.00

Price: 250.00

Probably the most complete book ever produced on the Folk Painting of Dalarna starting with decorative painting on furniture encouraged by the royal family as this time of history during the 1770’s was a very difficult time to survive on small farms in the heartland of Sweden. These difficult times forced the average farmer to seek revenue outside of their immediate area, so with the encouragement of the royal family they started painting furniture for the affluent part of the population including the royal family. A comprehensive historical essay on Dalapainting in interiors and as art and where these interiors are found. The subject matter of Dalapainting varies from figurative to landscapes to the depiction of life in the late 18th century and later. A following chapter shows the Dalapainting after 1870, the colors used and a comprehensive list of biographies of the painters in many parts of dalarna from Mora, Falun Enviken, Malung, Lima, Transtrand and more. A very important book for any one, who has any interest in Dalapainting; richly illustrated with beautiful full page illustrations of furniture painting, wall and ceiling painting in detail including the tools to make them.

DESIGN BASICS FOR TELEMARK ROSEMALING (Volume II).

Author: Edwards, Diane
Country: Colorado
Code: 4660
Language: English
Year Published: 1995
No. of pages: 40
Illustrations: 9 Color Illustrations. 22 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 8 1/2”
Weight: 1.00

Price: 14.50

If you are interested in Rosemaling, then this is an excellent way to get started, as this book is a beginning course in Telemark Rosemaling. The Telemark style of rosemaling is painted freehand and asymmetrically with fresh transparent colors. Telemark is just one of the many styles of rosemaling developed in Norway. Also, this books presents a brief history of rosemaling to further inspire your appreciation of this unique art form.

FOLK ARTS OF NORWAY, THE. Including North Norway and the Sami

Author: Stewart, Janice
Country: Iowa
Code: 3981
Language: English
Year Published: 1999
No. of pages: 266
Illustrations: 16 Color Illustrations. 151 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 8”
Weight: 3.00

Price: 39.50

This is still a very comprehensive book in English touching on all types of Norway’s folk arts. It has become a classic reference for use by students, crafts people and all those with interest in their Norwegian heritage.

GLA’ FARVER PÅ KURV OG TRE (Happy Colors on Baskets and Wood).

Author: Trude Myrvoll
Country: Norway
Code: 3386
Language: Norwegian
Year Published: 1995
No. of pages: 80
Illustrations: 39 Color Illustrations. 37 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 8 1/2”
Weight: 2.00

Price: 49.50

Trude Myrvoll has taught decorative painting for many years. Here is an insight into her flower garden that she slowly and carefully guides you through. Complete patterns and stencils are included.

NORWEGIAN ROSEMALING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

Author: Edwards, Diane
Country: USA
Code: 5352
Language: English
Year Published: 2003
No. of pages: 33
Illustrations: 13 Color Illustrations. 51 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 8 1/2”
Weight: 1.00

Price: 14.50

An excellent instruction book in the art of Norwegian Rosemaling for ages eight and up. The author has taught Art in Public Schools and has a Master’s Degree in Art and Education. She emphasizes lessons on stroke-work and color in the traditional Norwegian way - using today’s products. Very reasonably priced project pieces are included, most of which can be purchased at the local craft store. There is a special section that details painting on glass such as glass candle holders, Christmas ornaments and plates. Sources for supplies and books are included.