Jonas Lau Markussen

The Anatomy of Viking Art


A Quick Guide to the Styles of Norse Animal Ornament


This guide covers all the stylistic periods of Viking Age art, breaking down each style to its basic components in an easy to understand and straightforward manner.



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Chapters


Through illustrations, timelines, maps and short descriptions of the historical contexts, you'll quickly acquire a good grasp of the anatomy of Viking Age art.


The whole guide is freely available to read in it’s entirety online. Select a chapter to begin.


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Get the graphics sets containing hi-res versions of the ornaments, if you want to use the designs in your own project.

The Younger Futhark


Get familiar with the runes of the Viking Age.


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Recommended Resources


I’d like to share with you my collection of go-to resources about the Viking Age and the art styles.


Whether you’re into podcasts, video channels, image catalogues or a good read, I’m sure these resources will help you in your quest to get to know the Vikings.


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Jonas Lau Markussen


Visual Communication and Information Architecture.


I graduated cand. arch from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 2012. The past ten years I have worked professionally with visual communication and information architecture both online and offline in various forms, primarily for institutions and organisations within the field of art and culture.

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