Härkeberga Travel Guide

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    by Askla Updated Dec 13, 2012

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    The paintings were created by Albrekt Målare ("målare" is the Swedish word for "painter"), better known as Albertus Pictor, his Latin name. He was born in Ymminghausen (nowadays Imminghausen) in Hessen, Germany, but we don't know exactly when. It is estimated to have been somewhere between 1440 and 1445.
    In 1465 he became a burgher of Arboga. That's the first time he is mentioned in Swedish records. Eight years later he moved to Stockholm to take over the workshop after a painter who had died. By doing this and also marry the widdow he could become a burgher in Stockholm instead. This was very common in Sweden during meieval time, to take over the widdow and the workshop.
    Altogether he painted 36 chuches. Härkeberga (100m north of the marker) is regarded as one the most well kept.
    6 of his works are signed. One of his well known paintings is the one called "Death playing chess" which was the inspiration behind the film "The Seventh Seal" by Ingmar Bergman. In the film a knight plays chess with the Death.
    Albertus Pictor died in 1509.

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    by Askla Updated Apr 10, 2010

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    At the same time as the last overhaul of the paintings were undertaken, also tests were done to determine exact what colours the paintings originally had. One has long known that darker colours, like the brown or black parts, has once been red. The analysis revealed that also the from the beginning yellow parts in many cases have blackened, as well as the blue and green colours have changed in nuances but not as much as the red or yellow.
    Just imagine how beautiful it must have been when the frescoes were all newly made!!
    To get an idea of how it would have looked at that time, take a look at this link: Jona and the whale fish.

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    by Dizzyhead Updated Dec 6, 2009

    This is a typical summer shop and it sells all kind of things from second hand things to local handmade handycrafts. Very interesting shop and it has many nice things and a lot od garbage too. During the summer you will only find this shop open, and after done some shopping you can rest in the garden with an ice cream if it is a hot summer day or a cup of coffee.

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