The Carolingian style

Learn about the characteristics of the Carolingian style.

The painting of The Annunciation in the Ansgar Church illustrates the difference between the Carolingian and the Romanesque style very well.

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.