Visual Artist Trine Theut explains about the motifs for the wall paintings. Motifs that derive from the few remaining 9th century church walls and also Christian books of the same period.
In Ribe VikingeCenter we are currently recreating the church room in the Ansgar Church as it very well might have looked like in the 9th century. The early churches were full of colourful illustrations of biblical events, which served as an effective communication of the Christian religion. That is why we are having 50 carolingian style scenes from the Bible painted on the walls of the Ansgar Church.
Research, sketching and painting is carried out by visual artist Trine Theut. She was also the driving force behind the exterior of the church.