“Valhalla Rising” exemplifies our human desire to find grounding and purpose by assigning an iconic status to scenes imbued with the sublime, perhaps as idols to our self-awareness.
This expertly crafted photograph of a unique moment in time and space allows us to reflect on the symbolic nature of light, as the essence of life, and shadows that remind us of our brevity and the certainty of death. As we explore the myriads of details in the image, slowly revealing the essence of this eminence and its grandiose nature, it becomes easier to understand the emotions and aspirations we carry onto its imposing presence. “Valhalla Rising” is hope and resilience, amazement at our self-awareness, or a metaphysical question mark for some, and a form of worship to our human capabilities. It may also serve to document the new era of the anthropocene, one that reminds us of our human responsibilities. Ultimately, the beauty of the image is also a reminder that the resilience of both the invasive human specie and Preikestolen are now forever linked”.
Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) is a famous tourist attraction in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland, Norway. This majestic cliff formation rises 2000 feet above the Lysefjord. It sits on the north side of the fjord, opposite the Kjerag plateau, located on the south side.
The cliff was formed during the ice age, approximately 10,000 years ago, when the edges of the glacier reached the cliff. The water from the glacier froze in the crevices of the mountain and eventually broke off large, angular blocks, which were later carried away with the glacier. This is the cause of the angular shape of the plateau. Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 meters (82 ft × 82 ft).
Along the plateau there are deep cracks. Due to these cracks, the plateau will at some point fall down, but all the geological investigations have concluded that this will not happen in the foreseeable future.
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40 x 30 cm Archival Matted Fine Art Print
Note: Watermark will be removed before printing
- 40 x 30 cm Archival Mat, White, Single
- 30.5 x 22.5 cm Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Fine Art Print
- Crystal Clear Protective Polypropylene Storage Bag
40 x 30 cm Archival Matted Fine Art Print with Shadowbox Frame
Artglass AR 70™
Artglass AR 70™ reveals the artwork’s true colors and texture – no green tint or optical distortions. Thanks to its anti-reflective coating, which reduces unwanted reflections to less than 1%, nothing will limit the view of the framed art piece. Moreover, Artglass AR 70™ has a smooth surface that allows details to emerge unaltered. Artglass AR 70™ will enlighten the work of every artist. Its coating is scratch-resistant and very easy to clean.
THIS ARTGLASS™ PRODUCT HAS THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
- ANTI REFLECTION
- IMPROVED TRANSMISSION
- EASY TO CLEAN AND ABRASION RESISTANT
- NEUTRAL COLORS IN REFLECTION AND NO COLOR SHIFT
- HIGH DURABILITY AND LONG LIFETIME OF THE COATING
- PASSES PHOTOGRAPHIC ACTIVITY TEST (PAT) ISO 18916
TECHNICAL INFORMATION Artglass AR 70™
- Reflection <1%
- Transmission >99%
- UV-protection >70%
- Thickness 2-3mm
UV protection is calculated as an average UV light blocking capability in 280-380 nm spectral region. The values are calculated for 2mm thick glass, based on the Standard DIN EN 410
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