WHAT LIES BELOW THE SURFACE Painting by Christian Bahr

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WHAT LIES BELOW THE SURFACE

Christian Bahr

Germany

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Size: 47.2 W x 59.1 H x 0.8 in

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Painting: Acrylic, Oil on Canvas.

WHAT LIES BELOW THE SURFACE
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:

You and me.
You lie next to me sleeping
And I hear you breathing evenly
Trying to guess the places your dreams take you to.
But do I know you, do you know me?
We are so much more than what we are with us
So much more, so very different than on the visible surface.
Like icebergs drifting through the murky sea of life
We do not know about our origin or our goal
And under the waterline, in the dark depth
All our consciousness is lost.
What may we be, who may we be?
Beneath the gentle surface where our soul lives?
Each of us is our own iceberg.
I promise you nothing, my love
Because in the abysses of the soul
Valleys lurk that are always in shadow.
No escape, there is no turning back.
WHAT LIES BELOW THE SURFACE
Accompanies us without being asked.
And the current carries us further
Out into the wild open sea.

CB/2020

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"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
(Shakespeare: Hamlet, act IV scene V)

Cassius to Brutus:
"It's not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."
(Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, act I)

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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 pure white canvas 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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