Photographer's Note

This photo taken laying on the floor.

For 600 years ago there was a tradition of decorating the inside of churches with motifs from the bible – at that time, reading was not a common skill among people and bibles was very expensive as well, so this kind of artworks was also called the poor man's bible.

This motif taken in Fanefjord church on Møn, where most of the mural (chalk) artwork made around 1450 by an artist known as "Elmelunde-mesteren”. Around 1660 was the artwork hidden under a new layer of white chalk for the next 270 years – But in 1932-34, was the artwork restored by removing the top layer of chalk.

This photo shows less the 10% of the total artwork in the church.

On the workshop can the whole series be seen.

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Additional Photos by Jeppe Madsen (Jeppe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
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