Other pertinent background
A Personal Appreciation by Peter Arnot For the last twenty years and
more Willi Bauer has been reminding us, all; over the world, of the richness
and warmth of the German landscape. He has developed a magical technique,
all his own, but in the tradition of such great German Master as: Otto
Pippel. Like a magnet people are attracted to the vibrancy of Willi Bauer's
colors an the passionate technique of his brushstrokes.
If one appreciates
Willi Bauer's art, one must at least ask two questions: How can we describe
his style and how do we place his name in the history of world art? Whereas
his roots are German, his style is one of international acceptability.
His painting technique is a transition between rich impressionism and
controlled expressionism. The brush strokes are handled in complete control
to achieve the desired effect: namely, the effect of light itself: This
light that shines comes from the artist's own creativity and imagination.
It shines on those subjects dearest to the artist's heart:
of Germany in the cafe gardens and flower markets, enjoying their way
of life, in the rich beauty of their surroundings, involved in the traditional
customs of their society. The strong Alps, the backbone of a strong people.
The cold white winter, the purity of a people's fortitude... the house
that stands alone, the reflections on a glassy lake. In these lmages
of German life are passions universal to all of us: the love of our surroundings
and personal way of life.
The images that Willi Bauer has created leave
strong impressions that we can all love and always remember through
paintings. The American Art World has appreciated Willi Bauer's work
for over twenty years. His paintings have established themselves permanently
in the hearts of the American art lover. They can be found in many of
the important galleries dealing with traditional paintings.
among fine paintings is of significant importance. Willi Bauer's paintings
will be passed on from generation to generation and Willi Bauer
remembered as someone special in the history of art. Peter Arnot