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THE LAST CALM DAY BEFORE THE STORM Painting

Christian Bahr

Germany

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 47.2 W x 59.1 H x 0.8 D in

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THE LAST CALM DAY BEFORE THE STORM 2020 150 (h) x 120 (w) x 2 cm 59,1 (h) x 47,2 (w) x 0,79 in acrylic and oil on canvas About the thematic background of the painting (and also with reference to current social events): You and me We want to live where the light warms us. You dance through the damp grass of late afternoon And pretend that everything is infinite Our love, this summer, the calm world out there And you may even be right with this view You laugh and the wind plays in your hair But the day is already casting long shadows Storm is in the air and it will change everything. We will not stop what is coming We are not gods and no heroes, but only humans And the storm won't ask what we were called Won't ask who we were or what we longed for. I don't want to rise and fall It's too good to give up without resistance. Suddenly you stop in your dance through the grass You look me in the eye, full of hope Whatever comes, you say, it's no bigger than we are Enjoy THE LAST CALM DAY BEFORE THE STORM Who lives by the sword dies by the sword So take off your senseless armor Anger or hate are never an answer Love me and remember: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that." CB/2020 * * * * “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. (A Testament of Hope) “But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. * * * * This piece is a true LARGE-SIZED PAINTING for a large-scale, aesthetic, finely nuanced impression on your wall. It is part of my authentic, profound message as an artist. I use exclusively oil and acrylic paints, canvas and wooden frames in a professional museum quality. The painting bears my signature on the front and is signed, entitled and dated on the backside. Deliberately the sides (about 2 cm / 0,79 in wide) are not part of the painting and show the black-painted canvas (beautiful contrast) with a few sprinkles of color, which emphasizes the intuity of the painterly process of creation. The painting is unframed and ready to hang (on the backside: high-quality iron plates with metal inserts and nylon rope for gallery use), and it doesn’t need a frame or any additional surface treatment. The artwork will be safely shipped in a custom wooden crate and 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 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. Stay healthy. Warm wishes, Christian

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:47.2 W x 59.1 H x 0.8 D in

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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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