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Walter Diem Akt

1947
Langnau am Albis, Switzerland

92 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Sonnenrain 3, 8135 Langnau am Albis

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Works by Walter Diem Akt

Picture Nr. 2024-A.12

2024

Drawings

60 x 80cm

1941,82 €

Picture Nr. 2024-A.11

2024

Drawings

60 x 80cm

1839,62 €

Picture Nr. 2024-A.9

2024

Drawings

50 x 70cm

1941,82 €

Picture Nr. 2024-A.8

2024

Drawings

60 x 80cm

1226,41 €

Picture Nr. 2024-A.6

2024

Drawings

60 x 80cm

1737,42 €

Picture Nr. 2024-A.5

2024

Drawings

60 x 80cm

1941,82 €

Picture Nr. 2024-A.4

2024

Drawings

60 x 80cm

1226,41 €

Picture Nr. 2024-A.3

2024

Drawings

60 x 80cm

1226,41 €

Picture Nr. 2024-A.2

2024

Drawings

60 x 80cm

1430,81 €

Picture Nr. 2024-A.1

2024

Drawings

60 x 80cm

1226,41 €

Nude painting remains one of the most attractive subjects in art. Artists cannot imagine a better form than that of the human body. Thus, nude painting is the foundation of art. The power of the naked body fascinates the whole world. Many artists, in a realistic way, depict nudity in paintings. For this reason, nude painting remains crucial in art.

Diem's nude paintings trigger enthusiasm. In March 2018, Walter Diem presented his "Erotic Sketches" for the first time, which captivated visitors. Diem's works fascinate with their lightness and high level of drawing skills. The nudity of the models appears very relaxed and natural in the artworks. The paintings range from pure brush paintings to delicate pastel drawings with wood stain watercolor technique. He's been very thoughtful about what it means to do a nude exhibition in the age of the #MeToo movement, which has almost led to an iconoclasm. However, he sees nothing sexist in his pictures, only aesthetic. Walter Diem (1947) has been painting nudes for over 35 years. He sees his erotic sketches between the romantic, decorative Art Nouveau paintings of Alphonse Mucha and the hard, provocative paintings of Egon Schiele. And he truly does not need to shy away from an international comparison in nude painting. Today, his collection of works includes over a thousand paintings that have rarely been shown in public. Diem attended the Zurich School of Applied Arts for over four years, where his drawing achievements were already highly praised (only top marks). He worked with Maître Milo (Emil Halbheer) in the south of France, who taught him more looseness in painting. In a nude painting group under the direction of the well-known women's painter Peter Andi Andermatt in Grüningen, Walter Diem became fascinated by the aesthetics of the female body as a pictorial subject and has not let him go until today.

Walter Diem wurde 1947 in Zürich geboren und besuchte in Langnau am Albis die Grundschulen. Zwischen 1964 und 1967 besuchte er die Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich und machte eine Berufslehre als Tiefdruckretuscheur. Direkt nach dem Abschluss lernte er Maitre Milo (Emil Halbheer) kennen, der in La Grade Freinet (F) künstlerisch aktiv war. Bei ihm lernte er mit Aquarellmalerei von Landschaften und Bäumen vor allem die Bilder zu vereinfachen, alles unnötige wegzulassen und die Zeichnungen nicht perspektifisch exakt, sondern dynamisch fliessend zu gestalten. Ebenfalls lernte er im Bild nicht das wiederzugeben, was er sieht, sondern was er fühlt. 1985 lernte Walter Diem den Frauenmaler und Professor für Kunst an der Akademie in Konstanz tätigen Andy Andermatt kennen. In einer Aktmalgruppe begeisterte Andy Andermatt Walter Diem für das Zeichnen des weiblichen Körpers. Nach einem Jahr drängte es Walter Diem eigene Models zu engagieren und seinen eigenen Weg in der Aktmalerei zu suchen. Walter Diem ist ein hervorragender Zeichner und hat eine eigene Handschrift. Am ehesten kann man ihn mit Egon Schiele vergleichen, dem er punkto Zeichenkunst in nichts hinten ansteht. Er hat aber auch romantische Aspekte in seinen erotischen Skizzen, die an Mucha oder Klimt erinnern. Seit nunmehr fast 40 Jahren macht Walter Diem erotische Skizzen, gezeichnet mit wasserlöslichen und wasserfesten Oelkreiden. Anfänglich colorierte er diese mit Wasserfargen und seit längerem nun mit Holzbeize, die unerreichte Modulationen des Körpers ermöglichen.