17 October 2010

Sunday Painting: Four by Gerhard Richter

For those not so interested in art (say it ain't so) you might be more interested in:

My review of The Provincial Lady in London by E.M. Delafield
My review of Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute
A particularly popular post on what might constitute American cozy.

Now, on to the paintings. The brilliant German painter Gerhard Richter has an amazing range of technique and style. The first one below shows his amazing abilities in photo realism. The other three are from what I refer to as his fuzzy photo realist period.

Lesende  (Reader)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Woman Descending the Staircase
The Art Institute of Chicago

Carre d'Art-Musee d'Art contemporain de Nimes

Zwei Kerzen


  1. Those are fantastic - I especially like the first two. I wonder if the title of Woman Descending the Staircase is an homage to Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase.

    - Christy

  2. Oh WOW! Thank you so much for sharing these!

  3. Christy: It almost seems impossible that he wasn't referencing the Duchamp.

    Mary: And there is so much more to see on his website.

  4. I love that first painting. I saw a show of his once and they were just amazing.


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