Rossmoor Art Association screens “Gerhard Richter Painting”
Peacock Theatre, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1:30 p.m.
The Rossmoor Art Association is pleased to present a documentary film (subtitled) about the German painter, Gerhardt Richter, who is considered by many as the greatest living painter.
Corinna Belz was granted access to his studio in 2009, while Richter was working on a series of large abstract paintings. This documentary provides a fly-on-the-wall perspective of Richter’s extremely personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation.
In his abstract pictures, Richter builds up cumulative layers of non-representational painting, beginning with brushing big swaths of primary color onto canvas. The paintings evolve in stages, based on his responses to the picture’s progress: the incidental details and patterns that emerge. Throughout his process, Richter uses the same techniques he uses in his representational paintings, blurring and scraping to veil and expose prior layers.
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