Gerhard Richter was born in 1932 in Dresden, Germany. Since the early 1960s he has emerged as one of the essential painters of the postwar period, pioneering photorealism with paintings made from found photographs (amateur snapshots, advertisements and book and magazine illustrations) and then from his own photographs. His work has also profoundly engaged with and influenced such genres as Pop and abstract art. A retrospective of Richter's work was shown in 2001 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition was one of the largest ever organized there for a living artist, and traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.
Gerhard Richter: Ohne Farbe/Without Colorby Gerhard Richter
Without Color presents an important group of paintings from Gerhard Richter's oeuvre: works without color--something upon which the painter ordinarily relies a great deal. The (non-) colors, black, white and gray have always played an important role in Richter's art. Spanning four decades, from the early 1960s to the present, the broad, fascinating spectrum of these colorless paintings ranges from representational works based on black-and-white photographs, to entirely abstract paintings. Richter needs no more than a palette of grays to create impressive works in the traditional genres of history painting, portraiture, landscape and still life. He explores the fundamental aspects of painting in images composed of streaks of gray, overpainting and monochromatic gray color fields. The outcome is a cross-section that incorporates everything painting can mean today--while focusing on the innermost essence of painting through the paradoxical renunciation of color.
- Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
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- 8.80(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.61(d)
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