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Gerhard Richter Painting
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GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING

Directed by Corinna Belz
Germany, 2012
Documentary

Synopsis

Shot over three years, this film charts the creative process of the renowned artist in his studio as he works on a series of abstract canvases. Using old and new footage, the media-shy painter reveals his thoughts on a career that has kept him at the forefront of the art world for five decades.

Synopsis

Shot over three years, this film charts the creative process of the renowned artist in his studio as he works on a series of abstract canvases. Using old and new footage, the media-shy painter reveals his thoughts on a career that has kept him at the forefront of the art world for five decades.

Our take

With every dab, brush, and squeegee, the vast abstract paintings of Gerhard Richter take shape before our eyes in Corinna Belz’s hypnotically minimalist documentary. One of the twentieth century’s greatest artists, Richter is typically reclusive: what an honor, then, to be invited into the studio!