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Created on June 9, 2021
Mariaplaats 24, 3511 LL Utrecht, Nederland
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Maria church

This enormus mural brings the lost Maria Church back into the streets of Utrecht city center. The church was heavily shelled and was demolished for a long period until 1844. This mural is on the exact same location where the church previously stood.

The old Dutch painter Pieter Saenredam made a sketch of the church in 1636. This was a preliminary study for a larger painting of the church interior. The paper is only 10 by 10 centimeters in size! De Strakke Hand used this tiny paper for this huge wallpainting. They added a contemporary student of the conservatory nearby, a wink to today.
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Hunted by Benita Ponsioen. Pictures by Marielle Freeman.