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    The Einar Jónsson Museum 

           One of Iceland’s greatest artists is sculptor Einar Jónsson (possibly the most easily pronounceable of Icelandic names; he lived from 1874 - 1954).  The Einar Jónsson Museum in Reykjavik houses hundreds of his large-scale, often semi-symmetrical pieces, which draw from dark, mythological folklore and feature mischievous trolls, intrepid knights, slain dragons, and tormented souls.  They are some of the most impressive sculptures in the world, and to visit the museum is alone worth a trip to Iceland.  Here’s a slideshow of some of the pieces on display (images that are not formatted to fit the slideshow frame properly can be viewed in full by right-clicking on the photo and selecting view image).

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