The name Norge ("the Northern Way") originally pertained to a region of the country before political consolidation under Harald the Fair-Haired around 900 C.E. In later use, the country's name indicates its location on the northern periphery of Europe.
"We should no longer paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. We should paint living people who breathe, feel, suffer and love."
~ Edvard Munch
Edvard Greig, scottish decent, born in Bergen, Norway, discovered at 15 and enrolled in conservatory.