Vem sparkar tuppen? Kroppsspråk och berättarteknik i 1100-talets bildkonst
Title: Who kicks the cockerel? Body language and narrativity in 12th century art
This article examines a series of 12th century stone reliefs attributed to the so-called Skara-Forshem master who was active in the Swedish province of Västergötland. Dating from the 1130s and 1140s, these reliefs are among the earliest extant examples of Romanesque stone carving in medieval Sweden. Scholars have pointed out the importance and the vivid expressiveness of this work. The aim of the present study is to demonstrate how the Skara-Forshem master also makes use of feudal body language and continental fashion in order to create vivid narrative scenes.