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Posted: Monday, February 9, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Gerhard Richter

Richter is considered one of the foremost German artists of the post-World War II period, indeed one of the foremost artists in the world, and the prices his works fetch at auction reflect this distinction. Unwilling to settle on any one medium or approach, Richter paints, photographs, draws, and sculpts and has varied his style from austere photorealism to satirical pop to minimalism to pure abstraction. This fluidity is interpreted by some as a reaction to the early training he received where? More...
Posted: Monday, February 9, 2015 8:32:27 AM

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He is my favorite living artist
Posted: Monday, February 9, 2015 10:02:27 AM

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Gerhard Richter, Rouge bleu, 1970

Gerhard Richter – an artist of many and sometimes apparently contradictory facets – has always shown complete freedom in his thinking and production, abolishing the traditional boundaries between figurative and abstract painting, classical and modern styles, and between the techniques of photography, painting and sculpture. Known for a certain desire to provoke, this independence, which often leads him to swim against the aesthetic and political ideological tide, probably stems from the historical vicissitudes he experienced in his early youth, from the rise of Nazism to the establishment of the communist dictatorship in the German Democratic Republic.

After receiving a solid classical training at the Fine Arts Academy in Dresden, where the only acknowledgement of modernity took the form of socialist realism, he moved to West Germany in March 1961, just a few weeks before the Berlin Wall was built. His decision to leave was triggered, he later said, by his visit to the Documenta II exhibition in Kassel in summer 1959, which revealed to him the wide range of art currents in the West immediately after the war, which were largely dominated by a variety of trends of abstract art. Jackson Pollock’s action painting, the informal art of the German Ernst Wilhelm Nay, the slashed canvases of Lucio Fontana, and the materialism of Jean Fautrier struck him as being powerfully irreverent: “Those paintings made me realize that there was something wrong with the way I thought”.
Posted: Monday, February 9, 2015 11:16:51 AM
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i like his vistual imagines of landscapes
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Posted: Monday, February 9, 2015 10:29:28 PM

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The comment that his "proof of success" is based upon the price's his work demands, is absurd and has very little justification regarding the quality of his work...
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