Werther Mural

Homage to "Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers" by Goethe

Wetzlar, Germany | 2015

A reference to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Charlotte Buff and Werther in the old town of Wetzlar.

In June 2015 the Werther Mural arised within seven days in Wetzlar. The picture focuses on Goethe, Lotte and the novel ''The Sorrows of Young Werther'' with historical documents and artifacts. With the elements Goethe's color circle extends in intense tones. The coated colored illustration of individual motivs is a controversial and contemporary interaction with the surrounding half-timbered buildings. The work is a contemporary interpretation of the history and brings together past and present.
The painting has a height of 5.5 meters and a length of almost 18 meters with a total size of 100 square meters. The project with an image in Neo Pop midst of protected historic old town of Wetzlar looks for an equal.

The art project was founded by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art, the City and Industrial Museum Wetzlar, the town of Wetzlar and the VolksbankMittelhessen.