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Kyrkokonstnär och heraldiker.
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2006 (Swedish)In: Bengt Olof Kälde - kyrkokonstnär och heraldiker, Hallgren & Fallgren, Uppsala , 2006, 13-88 p.Chapter in book (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

Bengt Olof Kälde (b. 1936) is one of the great Swedish sacred and heraldic artists in the 1900s. This study is a presentation and a theological analysis of the works of Kälde. He has been active internationally as well and is among the most outstanding and productive heraldic artists in Scandinavia. He trained as an iconographer at the Chevetogne Benedictine monastery in Belgium, in Athens and at Athos. After education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and in Vienna he has created mosaics and stained glass. He is by monumental works of art represented i in churches in Sweden, Austria, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and USA.

1989 Kälde was appointed by H M The King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden as Herald Painter to the Swedish Royal Orders and he has painted several stall-plates for Knights and Members oft the Swedish Royal Order of the Seraphim. They now are exhibited at the Royal Palace and the Riddarholm Church in Stockholm. Kälde has also siginicifantly contributed to the revitalization of the heraldy in the Church of Sweden: the Church itself, its dioceses and the bishops.

Kälde has allowed heraldic and sacred art mutually to influence each other. The mosaics have their "blazon" as well, and beforehand written description of the theological interpretation of the art work as well as a specified delcaration of historical and topgraphical data. In his sacred art Kälde stirves to present the shred faith of the Christian Church, visulally realizing the Word of God.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hallgren & Fallgren, Uppsala , 2006. 13-88 p.
Keyword [en]
kyrkokonst, ikonografi, heraldik, glasmåleri, konst, liturgik
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-21559ISBN: 978-91-7382-791-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-21559DiVA: diva2:49332
Available from: 2006-12-30 Created: 2006-12-30

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