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Christian Bahr


Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 149.6 W x 59.1 H x 1.8 D in

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FROM THE PROMISING FIRST LIGHT TO THE VERY LAST LIGHT Triptych 2020 380 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5 cm 149,6 (w) x 59,1 (h) x 1,77 inches acrylic and oil on canvas LARGE-SIZED PAINTINGS. LARGE-SIZED TRILOGY AS TRIPTYCH. Over the years, the cycle of life became an important topic in my painting. I'm not talking about the big events and actions. Life is always a collection of many little moments and key experiences. What do we remember when we look back? It is not the complete story of our life from A to Z, it is just a few important breathtaking moments that have shaped and enriched us. Life is a circle and follows the course of the sun: We awaken, we rise, we take a deep breath before we fall and fade again. This triptych is the result of long-lasting creative inner struggles (and sleepless nights), combines the following works and should be "read" from left to right: * The Awakening... IN THE LIGHT OF THE VIRGIN MORNING 2020. acrylic and oil on canvas 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5 cm 47,2 (w) x 59,1 (h) x 1,77 inches left part of the triptych We are giants in the morning light. We have no questions at the beginning. Every breath is a sunny day and feels like paradise. No doubt in our head and in our hearts. We have no fear of the future. We live and we feel. We do not need more. We believe that these perfect and safe days and nights are endless, that they will last forever. But we have to grow up sooner or later. * The Pulsation... GIVE ME HOPE IN HOPELESS DAYS 2017. acrylic and oil on canvas 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5 cm 47,2 (w) x 59,1 (h) x 1,77 inches center part of the triptych Our sun is at its zenith. We are invincible and assert ourselves. We fight and love and love and fight. This is the time of our lives that we will longingly remember in ten and twenty years. We are no longer innocent, but we have the right to make our own mistakes. And we have endless dreams and there are no limits to the world. We laugh and kiss and remember Samuel Beckett: ever try. Ever failed. No matter. Please try again. Failed again. Fail better. - But nothing is forever. The wind will change sooner or later and suddenly there are first clouds in our summer sky. * The Fading... ON YOUR LAST BREATH BEFORE SUNSET, REMEMBER US 2020. acrylic and oil on canvas 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5 cm 47,2 (w) x 59,1 (h) x 1,77 inches right part of the triptych Late summer becomes autumn and winter is only a matter of time. The show is not over with one last bang. It is a slow process with countless steps from light to dark. The sun is already setting. But we want to resist, we want to stop the sun from running, if only for a short time. But we are no gods. We are not immortal. And tears fall. We feel too young to say goodbye. But we can be proud because we leave footprints here on earth. And it's not over now. We begin to accept our fate and enjoy the time that is given to us. Hope and love are the answers that help us through leaden hours. We smile and kiss and drink. And we remember Dylan Thomas: We don't go gentle into this good night. - There is no real finale, we are only a small part of the circle. * * * * "There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person." ~ Anais Nin (1903 - 1977) * * * All three paintings also are for sale as solitaire here at Saatchi Art. This trilogy offers a price advantage in comparision to the summarized single selling prices. For further information about the specific topic of each artwork please visit the pages of the 3 single paintings at Saatchi Art. This triptych consits of 3 single paintings, each in acrylic and oil on canvas and each with dimensions of 120 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5 cm / 47,2 (w) x 59,1 (h) x 1,77 inches. I prefer a hanging distance each of 10 cm / 3,9 inches between the 3 single paintings. Complete dimensions of this artwork, including the hanging space between the single paintings: 380 (w) x 150 (h) x 4,5 cm / 149,6 (w) x 59,1 (h) x 1,77 inches. * * * * This piece is a true LARGE-SIZED TRIPTYCH. For a large-scale, aesthetic and colourful impression on your wall AND as my authentic and personal artwork with an artistic subsurface message. I use exclusively oil and acrylic colours, canvas and wooden frames in a professional museum quality. The three paintings bear my signature on the front. They are signed, entitled and dated on the backside and need a single hanging (no backside connections between the paintings). Deliberately the XL-sides are not part of the painting and show the black painted canvas (nice contrast). The triptych and the three paintings are ready to hang (on the backsides: high-quality iron plates with metal inserts and nylon rope for gallery use), unframed and they don’t need a frame or any additional surface treatment. The triptych will be safely shipped in a custom wooden crate. It will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a cover letter. Please note: In context pictures are not necessarily to scale and are for illustrative purposes only. If you have any questions about this artwork or any other piece, feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks so much for taking an interest in my work. Warm wishes, Christian

Details & Dimensions

Multi-paneled Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:149.6 W x 59.1 H x 1.8 D in

Number of Panels:2

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CHRISTIAN BAHR has been a passionate, profound German painter and experienced draftsman for over 35 years, selling his works worldwide. His works can currently be found in private collections and public spaces in the US, Mexico, Canada, UK, China, Thailand, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Malta, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. His atmospheric large paintings are poetry and artistic struggle at the same time. They capture both harmony and conflict, overall reflecting a strong aesthetic. He has participated in many national and international exhibitions. What he believes in: ........................................................................... “Not everything is art. But art is everything and everything breathes art in one way or another. Art is the true beauty of mankind.” ........................................................................... “I work in my studio nearby the big German coastal city of Hamburg, on the North sea. I’m a seeker as a painter, in search of answers. The single human takes center stage. I work constantly, with great passion and discipline on my further artistic way. I have a clear, strong painting philosophy. And I deal with philosophical, mythological as well as with historical subjects in my works.” ........................................................................... “I go my own way in my paintings. I find the source for my inspiration in me. Spontaneous action is the key, my preferred method. I work intuitively and in most cases without previous sketches, because I do not need a creative distance, I only reduce the view of our surroundings. Added value and clarity through abstraction. It must be rough, original, melancholic, dark, and yet at the same time bright, poetic, clear and full of hope. No maybe, no lukewarm. Every moment counts. That's exactly how I paint." ........................................................................... “Painting is a beauty, soul and passion, but sometimes fighting. A fight with myself, an endless struggle for colors and motif in my own conversation, as a rough internal dialogue. There are these days and nights, when I fight for every single brushstroke, when I question every color scheme. But it is good it is not always easy. Because each artistic battle is worthwhile and shows that I am - as an artist - still alive, breathing and developing.“ ...........................................................................

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