Project: #discoverhansa / Hanzemarkt Deventer
Artist: De Strakke Hand
Location: Building: Kleine Overstraat 17 Mural: in Treurnietsgang
Date: July 2022
Made possible by: Municipality of Deventer, Het Bouwhuis and Bonno Amsinga, The project Grensoverschrijdende samenwerking Hanzesteden was partly funded by the INTERREG programme Deutschland- Nederland.
This mural by painting collective De Strakke Hand pays tribute to Deventer's rich market past. In the Middle Ages, five annual markets took place in the city, sometimes lasting up to two weeks. Merchants from home and abroad offered their wares and the famous stockfish and Deventer Spiced Cake were traded in large numbers. Well, usually traded... this mischievous boy cannot hold back and, despite his mother's stern gaze, takes a few big bites of that delicious spiced cake.
As the Bergkwartier (Berg Quarter) and Bergkerk (Berg Church) shine in the background, a red and yellow football scarf suddenly catches the eye; a subtle nod to the present. And do the faces look familiar to you? They just might. After all, you might just run into the woman and boy in the painting today in Deventer.
Hanseatic cities cycling route
De Strakke Hand creates murals in a dozen Hanseatic (merchant trading) cities as part of the Hanseatic Cities Cycle Route of #discoverhansa. To give the cycle route an extra touch, there’s the option to use Augmented Reality, making the mural visually come to life on your smartphone. Find out more at www.hanzestedenfietsroute.nl