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Bürgersaalkirche: Ceiling (pt. 3)
Hermann Kaspar created these ceiling paintings in the early 1970s; this one depicts the assumption of St Mary.
Kaspar (1904-1986), a friend of Albert Speer, was a renowned designer, painter, and professor both in Nazi and post-war Germany. The student protesters of 1968 considered him to be a parade example for the motto: 'The leading aesthetics is the aesthetics of the leaders' as well as the missed denazification of the German society. He stayed at the art academy nonetheless; the paintings in Bürgersaalkirche are belonging to his later works. Several German artists studied under him.
Traces of the Speer connection can also be found in Düsseldorf; several architects from Berlin moved to here and transformed into proponents of modernism very quickly; they designed a lot of post-war landmarks, including several acclaimed main streets for making Düsseldorf a 'car-friendly city'.