There’s many churches in Stockholm we haven’t visit yet. I have promised you four chapters in my theme “The Stockholm Church Walk”. So lets take of on episode III and visit the four parishes in Vasastan and their churches. First out is the church named after the Swedish King Adolf Fredrik. On this HDR you can see the ceiling fresco in the cupola of the church. The fresco is painted by the Swedish artist Julius Kronberg and pictures scenes from the Bible. I will tell you more about this church in my next post.
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The choir in the Church of Oscar has changed its appearance through the years. From the original choir now only the altar ring remains.
Gustav Hermansson’s neo-gothic altar was replaced during the second renovation of the church in the mid 1950’s. The New altar is a high relief made out of gold-bronze made by the sculptor John Lundqvist and pictures life and death.
The stained glass window above the altar, made by the Norwegian artist Emanuel Vigeland, was added during the first renovation of the church in the early 1920’s. The colourful stained glass window pictures the return of the lost son. Vigeland got his inspiration for this work from medieval glass paintings in French cathedrals.
The fresco-secco paintings in the choir are also made during the first renovation. The paintings pictures flowers, plants and different religious symbols placed in landscapes and are made by the Swedish artist Filip Månsson.
To enjoy all this beautiful art the HDR should be viewed in full format.
Today’s picture shows the choir in the Engelbrekt church. Here you can see 7 arched niches with tapestries made by Handarbetets Vänner on instructions from Lars Israel Wahlman, the church’s architect. The tapestries are decorated with texts from the bible and different religious symbols. The stucco reliefs above the tapestries, with scenes from the life of Jesus, are made by Tore Strindberg. Otherwise the choir is dominated by the fresco made by Olle Hjortzberg that pictures the crucifixion of Jesus.