Soria Moria Castle Print
Soria Moria Castle
Theodor Kittelsen's famous image from
the Norwegian folk tale depicts the hero's
journey to Soria Moria Castle, symbolic of
mankind's eternal search for happiness.
Image size 9¼ x 14”.
Theodor Kittelsen 1857 – 1914
Say “troll,” and the image that comes to mind was probably influenced by the art of Theodor Kittelsen. Kittelsen was a Norwegian artist who found the scenery of his homeland “mysterious, romantic, and magnificent.” He incorporated his realistic depictions of the natural world with his imaginative world of trolls and other creatures of Norwegian folklore. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Kittelsen’s death; he left a legacy of illustrations that still shape our images of mythological creatures and inspire artists today.