Welcome to the Homepage for Walter Back’s Pieces of Art
Many pictures were made because the artist wanted to remember the nice time that he experienced exactly in that place.
He always deliberately left the camera at home.
You may want to rearrange your personal surrounding? Why not take one of my pictures for this?
Click on the categories in the menu “Portfolio” to get to the pages with my pictures.
I would also be happy to make Walter Back’s works available for your exhibition.
More information under the heading “Contact“.
Be open in gratitude and confidence for what is to come.
The artist has always given a lot of thought to the world and society. He called this picture “Glasnost” and thus gave his hope for a better world after the end of the cold war.
Of course, a better and clear conscience is needed for a better world. One that tells us with certainty what’s right.
Many of his pictures openly conceal and hide the thoughts that occupied him. A small selection of obvious pictures can be seen here.
Music inspired the artist again and again.
With his woodcuts, which he printed in different colours on top of each other, he always created new impressions.
This way some soloists formed duets or trios, making their interpretations almost audible in so-called dixilographies or trixylographies.
You feel like dreaming or dancing.
Trees have always fascinated Walter Back – not the leafy specimens really. Rather the bare winter trees or the dead trees, whose bizarre structures often represented to him as parallels to human biographies. There are interesting series of one and the same tree here.
… to all visitors of this homepage. With this woodcut the artist tries to capture the joie de vivre in Mexico, which is much happier than in Europe in spite of the circumstances there. But also a contrasting mood is shown as seen in the etching 10804, which also bears the title “Noche Buena” = Holy Night. There, the mother mourns the son died of starvation.
From trees like these from the Ficus family, Amates are made in Mexico. Amates are distant relatives of paper, which served for the conservation of important wisdom long before the Spaniards came to Mexico. That is why these trees are called Amate- or Amatl-trees. Now this picture fortunately is on the way to its “home-country”.
The artist was much concerned with the question of how an innocent child can become a soldier.
You see the same plate reworked several times. The result is the same person in four stages of his life.
More details in pictures 10837 – 10840
In November 2017 Walter Back presented a variety of his works to a house with home with service.
Since then the house owns two of the works he presented at that occasion.
On February 24, 2018, Walter Back suddenly stepped out of his creative and exciting life into another world.
It will not be easy to cope with this loss but his pictures and memories of him will help us.
We had more than one visitors interested for this one. Aren’t we lucky to have others?