THE BIRTH OF LIGHT AND TRUTH Painting by Christian Bahr

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left part of the triptych THE GENTLE ABSTRACTION OF LIGHT
at the wall (in context)
left part of the triptych
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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic, Oil on Canvas.

from the series "Innocence"
120 x 100 x 2 cm
acrylic and oil on canvas

Fail again - fail better
Fires still burning
Where we came from
Days still breaking
Where we were king
Ships still sailing
Where we found haven
Fail again - fail better
Lights still shining
Where truth leads home

"Ever try. Ever fail. No matter.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)

This painting is from my current series "Innocence" that deals with light. Brightness as a symbol that stands for the beginning, the morning, the pureness and birth, the ease and light-heartedness. In other words: innocence (before the day will corrupt it). And this innocence is beautiful, perfect, immortal. This innocence is emotional, it touches and is a promise. Mostly the series works with very different yellow and red colours. We are talking about affirmative painting as a stark contrast to the (daily) madness and confusions around us. The paintings of the series are my answer to all the negative events in this world and it correlates with my credo from the Bible: be hot, be cold but never be lukewarm (Book of Revelation 3:16). We have to fight against the gloom before melancholia will drown us. We should offer resistance against the inner and outer debris fields – we can be warriors of light (within the meaning of Paulo Coelho) and we are able to design our fate in an intensive and positive kind. We’re standing back to back and defending our well standpoints. We are making mistakes. But we are fighting... For more information about that painting series please have a look at my website and check the menu item "painting/series/series innocence".

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This piece is a true LARGE-SIZED PAINTING. For a large-scale, aesthetic and colourful impression on your wall AND as my authentic and personal artwork with an artistic subsurface message. This painting is for sale as solitaire or as the left part of the triptych THE GENTLE ABSTRACTION OF LIGHT.

I use exclusively oil and acrylic colours, canvas and wooden frames in a professional museum quality. The painting wears my signature on the front and is signed, entitled and dated on the backside. Deliberately the sides (about 2 cm wide) are not part of the painting and show the black painted canvas (beautiful contrast). The painting is ready to hang (on the backside: high-quality iron plates with metal inserts and nylon rope for gallery use), unframed and doesn’t need a frame or any additional surface treatment. The piece will be safely shipped in a custom wooden crate. It will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a cover letter and my poem (written for this painting) as an additional part of the artwork.

Please note: In context pictures are not necessarily to scale and are for illustrative purposes only. If you have any questions about this painting 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 Bahr



Size: 39.4 W x 47.2 H x 0.8 in

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