They are the oldest pieces of painted art and can be found in the oldest surviving buildings the Northwest of Europe. Yet, as ancient as they are, they are quite accesible: you don't need to visit museums, they can't be kept from the public in depositories. They are probably even around the corner at a church near where you live and they are truly amazing: mediëval wallpaintings.
On this map I've marked the churches I visited. Apart from the Frisian and Danish churches, Swedish, English and Flemish churches will soon follow.
Why this map? Because - although many of them are damaged - these ancient paintings are beautiful, rich in colour and often lovely and naive in their depiction of people. It's worth a visit.
Aldus is opgeschilderd, Middeleeuwse muurschilderingen in Friese kerken, 1100 tot 1600 - Marieke van Zanten
REGIO-PRojekt Uitgevers/Stichting Alde Fryske Tsjerken, Groningen/Leeuwarden (1999)
Wall paintings in East Jutland - Annette Lerche Trolle
Arhus Amt, Arhus
Elmelundemesteren i Fanefjord Kirke - Annett Scavenius
Forlaget Vandkunsten, Købnhavn (2010)