Work

Torvald Moseid

  • Dream Ballad
    Textile: Embroidery on linen
    ca 5500 cm , 1980-1993
    © Torvald Moseid / BONO 2019

    The work which contrasts most with the rest of Telenor's Art Collection is Moseid's tapestry "Dream Ballad". His best known work is this large embroidered tapestry with subjects from epic poems. The work was bought by Telenor in 1998 and a meeting room at Fornebu was specially furnished in order to exhibit the 55-metre-long tapestry. It depicts "Draumkvedet", a visionary poem from the Middle Ages which was transmitted via an oral tradition in Norway up until the middle of the 1800s.  The tapestry portrays the dramatic story of Olav Åsteson who must undergo many trials in a dream before he can enter Heaven.

  • Dream Ballad
    Textile: Embroidery on linen
    ca 5500 cm, 1980-1993
    © Torvald Moseid / BONO 2019
  • Dream Ballad
    Textile: Embroidery on linen
    ca 5500 cm , 1980-1993
    © Torvald Moseid / BONO 2019
  • Dream Ballad
    Textile: Embroidery on linen
    ca 5500 cm , 1980-1993
    © Torvald Moseid / BONO 2019
  • Dream Ballad
    Textile: Embroidery on linen
    ca 5500 cm , 1980-1993
    © Torvald Moseid / BONO 2019
  • Dream Ballad
    Textile: Embroidery on linen
    ca 5500 cm , 1980-1993
    © Torvald Moseid / BONO 2019