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.
Hunted by Benita Ponsioen.
Pictures by Marielle Freeman.