Visit the Rackstad museum
The Rackstad museum shows works from some of the painters in the Rackstad colony (Rackstad is a small village located some 7 km north east of Arvika, near the lake Racken).
The painters represents the Swedish National Romance period, around 1900. A speciality was the nordic light (which you also will find in the Skagen museum in Denmark).
On this premises where the museum is, in the manor 'Haget', the sculptor Christian Eriksson was born 1858. He made some monumental work that is famous, one example is Sankt Göran och draken (St George and the dragon), now placed in the City Hall in Stockholm.
On the place has been a furniture work shop, which has been important for the handicraft that still exists in Arvika.
Near the museum is Nytomta and Oppstuhage, buildings with connection to the painter, now weaving ateljé respective memory building.
June-August , all days 11 A.M -5 P.M
(April, May and September: Tuesday-Sunday 11 A.M. - 5.P.M.
October - Mars: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 11 A.M. - 4 P.M. )
Study art in the street (1)
This disputed but in my opinion very good staty is called The Bird Man.
The artist is Liss Eriksson, the youngest son of Christian Eriksson.
The sculpture is often used as a symbol of Arvika and is a personification of the forces of nature.
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Visit Trefaldighetsskyrkan (Trinity Church) (1)
Build in 1911, this church is one of the few churches in Jugend style in Sweden. It was inaugerated on Trinity Sunday, which gave the church its name.
The church is situated "uphill" and can be seen from great distance.
Archictect was Ivar Tengbom.
Visit the St Mikaeli church (4)
The Mikaeli church is situated in the south west "corner" of the city, close to the lake Glafsfjorden.
Visit the St Mikaeli church (3)
On the northern wall of the church a sculpture by Christian Eriksson (1858-1935) is to be found: The Humility.
The artist is buried opposite the sculpture
Visit the St Mikaeli church (1)
The town has two main churches: the West and the East churches. The old Mikaeli Church is the west one.
(The East one is the Trinity Church.)
Visit Trefaldighetsskyrkan (Trinity Church) (5)
The town has two main churches: the East and the West churches. The Trinity Church is the east one.
(The west one is the old Mikaeli Church.)
Visit the St Mikaeli church (2)
The Michaeli church is a stone church constructed in middle of 17th century (at the same place as there was an elder wood church from 1300). The tower was erected in 1780.
Visit Trefaldighetsskyrkan (Trinity Church) (7)
The slate roof is made of stone from Glava.
When constructing the church it was a must to use material that was taken from the local region.
Visit Trefaldighetsskyrkan (Trinity Church) (8)
The pointed church spire ends up with a globe, the cross, a rooster and a star. The spire is covered with wood chips.
Study art in the street (2)
This is a staty of Elis Eriksson (1856-1936), a well known and very original person. Many are the stories about him. This statue was put up as a memory and homage of him.
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