The Natural World

“Valhalla Rising”

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Description

Artist Comments

“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”.


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Small crop of the “Valhalla Rising” image

 

Preikestolen

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.

In the final scene of Mission Impossible 6 – Fallout, Tom Cruise clings to the rock face of the 2000 feet Preikestolen in Western Norway.

 

Signature Collection

Our Signature Collection is designed to be at the very pinnacle of image quality and fine art presentation. We make no compromise in terms of image quality, material or craftsmanship.

Signature Edition photographs are offered in limited edition runs of 150 large-format fine art prints and TruLife Acrylic pieces. Once the edition sells out, there will never be another reprint of that photograph. 

Each piece is handcrafted to absolute perfection, using only the finest museum-grade art materials in the world, signed, numbered and presented with a unique Certificate of Authenticity. Each Certificate of Authenticity has a unique edition number and is handwritten and signed by the Artist.

“Valhalla Rising” is offered in exquisite art mediums and art presentations; Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag, Gallery Exhibition Piece and the industry-leading museum quality DIASEC®TruLife™ Acrylic.

You can ensure that your chosen art piece will be treasured for generations to come.

 

 

Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag

With an aesthetic and feel mimicking that of F-type smooth satin fiber paper from the darkroom, Platine Fibre Rag Paper from Canson Infinity sets a new benchmark for printing in the digital age.

Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre 100% cotton paper has the latest microporous coating along with the classic platinum/platine finish providing the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners.

The 310 gsm paper has a thickness of 15.6 mil and is rated with a whiteness of 89.12%.

Your fine art print is shipped in a tube – ready for framing.

We offer free international shipping on all Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag fine art prints.

 

 

DIASEC® TruLife™ Acrylic Art Piece

  • DIASEC® TruLife™ Acrylic Face Mount
  • Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag

DIASEC® TruLife™ Acrylic

TruLife™ is a revolutionary single-sided, anti-reflective, abrasion-resistant acrylic, developed specifically for DIASEC® mounting. It delivers the highest-resolution viewing experience possible.

The DIASEC® TruLife™ acrylic face mount offers an incredibly modern and brilliant display that no other art presentation can match. Each piece is handcrafted to absolute perfection.

The Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre art medium is professionally mounted face-first onto 1/8″ TruLife™ acrylic with 1/8″ plexi backer. The adhesive used in a real Diasec is a silicon adhesive combined with a proprietary product that ensures a complete and permanent bond.

Each piece is delivered with a Metal Inset Frame for effortless hanging on delivery.

  • Museum grade acrylic for DIASEC® process
  • Anti-reflective. Virtually eliminates reflections
  • 99% UV protection
  • Anti-static properties minimizes dust on viewing side
  • Abrasion resistance thanks to durable hard coat
  • Shatter resistance

Unlike sticky film based acrylic face mounts that look similar, Diasec is engineered to never separate, peel, or fail. 

 

Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag

With an aesthetic and feel mimicking that of F-type smooth satin fiber paper from the darkroom, Platine Fibre Rag Paper from Canson Infinity sets a new benchmark for printing in the digital age.

Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre 100% cotton paper has the latest microporous coating along with the classic platinum/platine finish providing the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners.

The 310 gsm paper has a thickness of 15.6 mil and is rated with a whiteness of 89.12%. 



Shipping and Delivery

Free international Shipping!

 

 

Gallery Exhibition Piece

 

Gallery Exhibition Piece

  • Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag
  • Archival Passepartout
  • Custom Black Matte Museum Frame
  • Clarity AR Glass

 

Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag

With an aesthetic and feel mimicking that of F-type smooth satin fiber paper from the darkroom, Platine Fibre Rag Paper from Canson Infinity sets a new benchmark for printing in the digital age.

Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre 100% cotton paper has the latest microporous coating along with the classic platinum/platine finish providing the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners.

The 310 gsm paper has a thickness of 15.6 mil and is rated with a whiteness of 89.12%. 

Image size: 91 x 68 cm (36″ x 27″)

 

Custom Black Matte Museum Frame

The “Valhalla Rising” Art Piece is delivered with a Custom Black Matte Museum Frame which perfectly compliments the photograph. 

Frame outside dimensions: 117,5 x 97,5 cm (46″ x 38″)

 

Clarity AR 70 glass by Larson Juhl

The Clarity glass by Larson Juhl is an invisible, anti reflective glass which educes reflections to less than 1% – allows viewing of artwork as intended – showcasing the true colors without any distortions. 

 

Shipping and Delivery

Norwegian Collectors:
Gallery Exhibition pieces are delivered to our Collectors in the Thor Fine Art Gallery. Our gallery is located in Telemark, Norway.

Alternatively, we offer personal courier services delivering your art piece directly to your home. Contact us today to receive a quote on delivery.

International Collectors:
Please consider ordering a Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag Fine Art Print.

By framing your fine art print locally, you will save shipping costs. Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag is the most affordable art medium available for our international Collectors.

 

Our creation process is slow, meticulous and artisanal.











Additional information

Art Medium

Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag Print (unframed), DIASEC® TruLife™ acrylic, Gallery Exhibition Piece

Size

61 x 46 cm (24" x 18"), 91 x 68 cm (36" x 27"), 114 x 86 cm (45" x 33.75"), 159 x 92 cm (62 1/2" x 36 1/2"), 152 x 114 cm (60" x 45")