Tempelherrenhaus in Weimar

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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.

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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