Tempelherrenhaus in Weimar

House of the Templers in Weimar, Germany

Many years ago, I came across an old ruin with a misleading name in the Ilmpark. The name Tempelherrenhaus (House of the Templars) made me think of a religious gathering place. In fact, it is a former café that was destroyed in World War II. The mysterious name derives from the once placed sculptures that represented the temple masters. [German]

On the occasion of the preparations for the Bauhaus anniversary 2019, I pass this ruin again. About 100 years ago, the building served as a studio for the masters of the State Bauhaus. One of them was Johannes Itten, who dealt with the seasonal colour analysis. I stand in front of these walls on a dull autumn day and imagine how the great master thought about colour and colour contrast here.

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