Kalkar was known for its many artists during the Hanseatic period. Art is back; inhabit the mural in the Hanseatic city of Kalkar!
The origins of this mural
Both the painter and the passing lady painted are people who currently live in Kalkar. The lady is holding a book by a famous German writer who currently lives in Kalkar. The painter is also a painter in real life and his studio is just behind the town hall on the right.
All images: ©The Tight Hand
The rich history of the neighborhood
Kalkar was known in the Hanseatic period for its many artists. Where other towns traded grain, fish and other commodities, Kalkar traded in paintings, sculptures and other art forms. In the past, the present town of Kalkar consisted of two towns. The other town was Grieth. The painter, who incidentally also practices this profession in real life, painted an old town map so that Grieth would also be on the mural.
Address of Kalkar mural Grabenstrasse Kalkar
Scan the QR code to make the mural come to life (end of 2022).
14 murals in the Hanseatic Cities
Murals will be realized in 14 different Hanseatic cities in the Netherlands and Germany. These Hanseatic cities are: Maasbommel, Hasselt, Elburg, Harderwijk, Hattem, Zwolle, Deventer, Zutphen, Doesburg, and four German cities Wesel, Emmerich am Rhein, Neuss and Kalkar.
The starting point for the murals is a photograph depicting two people from the city in question. These can be well-known personalities, but also other inhabitants selected for the photo motif. The historical scene depicted is combined with a related contemporary motif. An individual QR code will then be added to the mural (by the end of 2022). After scanning the code on the smartphone, the actors step out of the mural and tell a story about the city and the mural scene.
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