Gerhard Richter Painting

Gerhard Richter Painting

Gerhard Richter
Director: Corinna Belz Cast: Gerhard Richter
Corinna Belz


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One of the giants of contemporary art offers a look into his creative process and working methods in this documentary. Born in Germany in 1932, Gerhard Richter was a child of World War II, spending his early years in Dresden before it was destroyed, and he began studying art in 1947. By the late 1950s, Richter was regularly exhibiting his work, and he earned a reputation for both realistic and abstract paintings that sometimes incorporated photography into their images. Richter is considered one of the world's most respected artists, and Gerhard Richter Painting offers a look at the artist at work in his studio. Filmmaker Corinna Belz focuses on Richter's technique (using modified squeegees as well as brushes) and his routine in the studio, allowing the artist and his work to speak for themselves. The film also presents a profile of the Richter's history via rare interviews and newsreel footage, as well as following him as he prepares for an exhibit of his new work, taking care to see that the paintings are presented to their best advantage. Gerhard Richter Painting was an official selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2012
UPC: 0738329086824
Original Release: 2011
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Lorber
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 44,111

Special Features

Gerhard Richter and art historian Benjamin HD Buchloh in conversation (23 min.); Fragments of a conversation: curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist meets Gerhard Richter (10 min.); Gerhard Richter prepares for the Munich exhibition "abstract paintings" (9 min.); An interview with director Corinna Belz (DVD-ROM access only); Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gerhard Richter Participant

Technical Credits
Corinna Belz Director,Screenwriter
Johann Feindt Cinematographer
Christoph Friedel Co-producer
Andreas Hildebrandt Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Kranstedt Cinematographer
Stefan Krumbiegel Editor
Thomas Kufus Producer
Sven Phil Lentzen Sound/Sound Designer
Gerritt Lucas Sound/Sound Designer
Sabine Rollberg Editor
Dominik Schleier Sound/Sound Designer
Andy Schocken Cinematographer
Claudia Steffen Co-producer
Dieter Sturmer Cinematographer
Katja Wildermuth Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gerhard Richter Painting
1. Something Missing [9:01]
2. Painting is Thinking [11:39]
3. Could Be Better [5:00]
4. Museum Ludwig [8:24]
5. Mini Cage [5:02]
6. Squeegee [9:26]
7. Secretive Business [8:03]
8. Judgment [9:02]
9. Family Photos [7:52]
10. Marian Goodman [7:48]
11. Too Spectacular [7:43]
12. Full of Fear [8:28]

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