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 left part of the triptych: AS FAR AS THE CURRENTS CARRY ME
middle part of the triptych: TEARS FROM DIFFERENT SKIES FILL THE OCEAN
right part of the triptych: FROM ONE END OF THE WORLD TO THE OTHER
left and middle part of the triptych on the wall

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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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THE SLEEPLESS LONGING FOR THE DISTANT (triptych) Triptych 2020 150 (h) x 380 (w) x 4,5 cm 59,1 (h) x 149,6 (w) x 1,77 in acrylic and oil on canvas LARGE-SIZED STATEMENT PIECE 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. In this specific artwork I deal with our inner restlessness and longing that sometimes makes it so difficult for us to remain in the moment and enjoy happiness. This triptych combines the following works and should be "read" from left to right: * AS FAR AS THE CURRENTS CARRY ME 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 * TEARS FROM DIFFERENT SKIES FILL THE OCEAN 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 middle part of the triptych * FROM ONE END OF THE WORLD TO THE OTHER 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 * * * * "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) * * * This triptych is a true LARGE-SIZED STATEMENT PIECE for a large-scale, aesthetic, finely nuanced impression on your wall. It is part of my authentic, profound message as an artist. Please read the very extensive, current interview about my art and painting philosophy on my English website (also available as PDF-file for download): All three paintings also are for sale as solitaire here at Saatchi Art. This triptych offers a price advantage in comparision to the summarized single selling prices. For further information about the specific topic of each artwork and additional photos please visit the pages of the 3 single paintings at Saatchi Art. About the dimension: This triptych consists 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. I use exclusively oil and acrylic paints, canvas and wooden frames in a professional museum quality. The 3 paintings bear my signature on the front and they are signed, entitled and dated on the backside. Deliberately the XL-sides (about 4,5 cm / 1,77 in wide) are no part of the paintings and show the pure white canvas with a few sprinkles of color, which emphasizes the intuity of the painterly process of creation. Optional: If desired by the collector, these sides can also be painted black after purchase and before delivery. The paintings are unframed and ready to hang (on the backside: high-quality iron plates with metal inserts and nylon rope for gallery use), and they dont't need a frame or any additional surface treatment. Every painting needs a single hanging (no backside connections between the paintings). The triptych will be safely shipped in one 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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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

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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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