In order to open up artistic and cultural values ​​to a broader public, to bring them closer to young people in particular and transport historical works of art into the future by means of urban art, Dr. Hans Riegel-Foundation has launched art project series "Walls of Vision".
Essen based artists Jan Schoch aka EIKE & COSI have chosen and reinterpreted the famous historic artwork of Alphonse Mucha " Die vier Jahreszeiten", which was realized at Weiglestraße just below A40  highway underpass.   

Winter: Portrait of Sara and Yusra Mardini

The two are known for the Netflix documentary "Die Schwimmerinnen" and the film "Gegen den Strom". They fled Syria with 19 others and tried to cross the Mediterranean in a rubber dinghy. When the vessel broke down and threatened to sink, they jumped into the sea and pulled the broken boat with the 19 people swimming to Greece. Sara has remained active in refugee aid. She will soon be on trial for illegal refugee aid and allegedly assisting illegal immigration. The pillar painting was based on a photograph by Jonathan Segade for Harper's Bazaar magazine - both the photographer and the magazine expressly authorised its use.

Created on June 29, 2023
Weiglestraße 39, 45128 Essen, Deutschland
Hunted by Andrea Ranke.
Pictures by Andrea Ranke (07/2023), Andrea Ranke (05/2023).

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