The world-famous painter Henk Helmantel from Groningen visited Dordrecht in June 2018. He was in Dordrecht to collect attrributes in the depot of the Dordrecht Museum to make a still life inspired by the Synod of Dordrecht.
A visit to the Grote Kerk inspired him to record the interior of the Grote Kerk in a painting as well. For this he immediately made a number of sketches.
During ‘Ode to the Synod’ work by Helmantel will be exhibited in the Grote Kerk. Of course, the work inspired by the Synod will not be missing. The church interior of the Grote Kerk, made by Helmantel, will also be on display. He is currently finalising the latter work in his studio in Westeremden, Groningen. Here you can already find a sneak preview.