The Rocket Serve | Oil on canvas 60x80 cm Boris Becker Germany | The Berlin Tennis Gallery

Updated: Aug 17


14 July , 2020. THE ROCKET SERVE - Boris Becker, Germany. Boris Becker, born 22 November 1967, was successful from the start of his career, winning the first of his 6 major singles titles at age 17. His Grand Slam singles titles included three Wimbledons, two Australian Opens and one US Open. He also won 5 year end championships, 13 Masters Series titles and 1 Olympic gold medal in doubles, 1992 with his Michael Stich. In 1989 he was voted the Player of the Year by both the ATP and the ITF. And 2 years later he reached the summit of the tennis throne ranking world No 1 in 1991.

Since his playing career ended, he has engaged in multiple ventures, including coaching Novak Djokovic for 3 years. Becker's game was based on a fast and well-placed serve, that earned him the nicknames Boom Boom, Der Bomber and Baron von Slam, and great volleying skills at the net. He could supplement his pure serve and volley game with brilliant athleticism at the net. His rocket-like serve was considered a trademark.

The Berlin Tennis Gallery Artworks´ Style

This is the aim of The Berlin Tennis Gallery (The BTG) arts: to capture not only the outer appearance of the player but her inner essence as well - her energy, life force, and spirit. To accomplish this goal, the painter rejects the use of unnatural artistic effects. Like the photographer who prefers to work with bright and strong colors, The BTG regarded a French Open-like red and green color as the central means to express the key message of the painting. The artist also insisted on the changeable qualities of light and shadow.

Figurative Art

Figurative art, describes artwork that is clearly derived from real (person) sources, and is therefore by definition representational. “Figurative art” is often defined in contrast to abstract art: Paintings can therefore be divided into the categories of figurative, representational and abstract. The formal elements, upon which figurative art is dependent, include line, shape, color, light and dark, mass, volume, texture, and perspective. These elements are deployed to create an impression or illusion of form and space, and to create emphasis in the narrative portrayed.

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