Jellinge Style in Scandinavia:
Ringerike Style in Scandinavia:
Urnes Style in Scandinavia:
About Art in Scandinavia:
Jellinge, Ringerike and Urnes are the three main styles of which travelers find recurring themes everywhere in Scandinavia.
A blanket term for the artistic style in Scandinavia during the Germanic Iron Age, and the Viking Age is "Norse Art". During the Norse era, various styles of artistic decoration were developed. These styles were used for jewelry as well as a wide variety of other decorative items. The expression "Norse Art" is sometimes even used when describing objects from the Nordic Bronze Age.
Art during the Viking Age is also known as "Viking Art". This style refers to the sculpture and design of the Vikings, dating from the 8th to 11th century. Viking artists are known for woodcarving and finely wrought personal ornaments in gold and silver, and for an intricate interlacing decorative style similar to that found in Celtic art. A dragonlike creature (the "Great Beast") is a common motif.