Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Christian Past

Håkon the Good (1860) by the Norwegian painter Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831-1892). Arbo depicts here the christian king Håkon the Good attacked by a pagan priest.

1 comment:

  1. What a bizarre concept. A person attacking a king, be a pagan priest or otherwise, was sure to be locked up in gaol and executed. This painting, Hakon the Good, must have been some sort of moral lesson to viewers.