The ceiling mural of the Saint Crucis church

From fall to Christmas 2007 the painter and graphic artist Gert Weber worked on the ceiling mural. Thus he created five large-sized pictures painted in acrylic colour on wood. Each picture in its own field has an expanse of about ten square metres and shows scenes from the passion history. The idea for coloring this area already matured in summer. Investigations proved four years earlier that in the cassettes of the ceiling didn’t have any traces of former original paintings. Anyhow only the construction of the ceiling showed that a colouring of this part were at least planned. Therefore,in summer Gert Weber should compile only a colour version for the inside. However, he pointed out to the parish to the rare chance of once having a scaffolding in this height and so to be able to do the creative ceiling murals besides the other preservation works. Little doubt ruled over the question which subject in colour should be put into practice. Suitably to the patronage Saint Crucis the cycle of the"cross- way" offered; a series of about 20 graphics which the painter already presented in Düsseldorf and that show the way of Jesus after his entry in Jerusalem up to the interment and resurrection.

Thus five motives of the "cross-way" find their large-sized revival above on the church ceiling. From the organ area up to the pulpit they put the scenes of Jesus` derision, the breakdownwhile carrying the cross on his back, the crucifixion scene itself, the interment and, finally the resurrection. The painter transforms these chapters in large-size figures whose harm and torment, and finally, however, hope and redemption of the viewers can shared literally. A project which also evokes discussions. Up to now there are only few churches which unite modern art in historical structural fabric. The coloring of the “roof sky” carries the blessing of the Protestant land church which supports the further renovation work around and inside of the Wölfiser church by the circle church office of Gotha.

Deckenbild im Wöfis