Research project The research project analyzes certain medieval murals in Sweden, aiming to widen the range of interpretation possibilities, in an integrated approach with the pictorial and liturgical space of medieval church.
The analysis is based upon a sample of empirical data, consisting of a number of murals in Swedish medieval rural parish churches, attributed by the prevailing art historical classification to the local masters of both Tierp and the late Tierp School (1470–1500). This school is mainly characterized as eclectic, due to its variating painterly qualities which display features of different styles. The eclectic character of the Tierp Schools, although considered to reveal a lack of a homogenuous style, also includes murals and vault paintings on exceptionally high artistic level. The eclectic qualities with their variety are in this research project not viewed in terms of inadequance, but rather seen as an advantage which makes particularly this group interesting for closer examination.