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Fresco

Fresco

March 1948 School of Arts and Crafts asked to submit a proposal for the frescoes for the parish St-Ursula.
March 1948 Marliese Scheller’s designs submitted by Frans Masereel.
July 1948 School of Arts and Crafts awarded the project.
Under the guidance of F. Masereel, Scheller, Traut, Groß, Lackenmacher and Wenzel set to paint two a secco frescoes (3 x 3 m) in the transept east and west.
October 1948 Inauguration of frescoes.

KUNST LEXIKON SAAR: "The Scheller draft depicts a richer range of mental activity; the adoration, the amazement, the adoration, the supplication, the repentance. These mental activities are calmer and more serene. Judging by their artistic form, the two designs rise far above the wasteland, naturalism sinking into everyday life, … In an abstract, naturalistic formal language, the larger-than-life figures show sadness, supplication, joy, adoration, emotions..."

Marliese Scheller: "Frans Masereel asked me to come to the school on a Saturday morning to prepare the submission for the contest. At noon, I still sat in front of a blank paper for not knowing how to render a religious theme without offending the sensitivity of anyone. By the end of the day when Masereel came back, he looked at my sketches, nodded, took and submitted them. Upon being awarded the project, I set to create the life-size drawings for the two murals and Masereel asked me to choose classmates to assist me."