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Gerhard Richter Painting [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Gerhard Richter, Norbert Arns, Hubert Becker, Sabine Moritz-Richter, Konstanze Ell
  • Directors: Corinna Belz
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Blu-ray, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Lorber Films
  • DVD Release Date: September 25, 2012
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008E0O4G4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,516 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

SYNOPSIS: Gerhard Richter Painting is a thrilling document of legendary German artist Richter's creative process, juxtaposed with intimate conversations (with his critics, his collaborators, and his American gallerist Marian Goodman) and rare archive material. From our fly-on-the-wall perspective, we watch the 79-year-old create a series of large-scale abstract canvases, using fat brushes and a massive squeegee to apply (and then scrape off) layer after layer of brightly colored paint. This mesmerizing footage, of a highly charged process of creation and destruction, turns Belz's portrait of an artist into a work of art itself. In German with English subtitles.

BONUS 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.), Booklet: An Interview with Director Corinna Belz, Trailers

Customer Reviews

DVD code is only for American DVD players We can only play the DVD on the PC.
Anneleen Pruvoost
It really shows a lot about this artist's unique techniques which were important additions to abstract painting.
The photo book: "Vacant Eden"
Such a revelation to see an artist work, physically, emotionally, conceptually, to create his emerging vision.
P. Berent

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By irwin gershow on September 30, 2012
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Gerhard Richter Painting
this dvd is an attempt to explore the inner workings of the creative process of a great contemporary artist. what is highlighted in the inexpressible process of the artist's thinking and feeling as he works on his paintings until the "moment" of achievement is met. richter admits to not knowing from the get go what he is intending to achieve. his large size squeegees create transformations of the initial hand made painting, and the mechanical process offers him the opportunity for the painting to have a life of it's own. in watching this, the viewer is fascinated, puzzled, bored, and transfixed looking at an artist, but not quite seeing into his inner psyche. richter is often both self deprecating and humorous about the "unknowable" in mulling over the creative process. the film tends to be rather slow moving and at times lumbering, but it is none-the-less, a wonderful inside view of a great artist at work.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Eckdall on February 23, 2013
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Great DVD. Painting with a giant squeegie has been obvious to most artists but surprising to many who have never silk screened.
I love his enormous range and this is just aspect of his long long career.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Halliday on November 26, 2012
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An intimate visit with the artist in his studio. It was a joy to watch him engaged in his creative process, and to see his paintings unfold. He's very adept with both brush and squeegee. It was delicious to watch.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Eden on March 9, 2013
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Very interesting video documentary of the artist at work in his studio, and also sheds light on why the artist has lead an aesthetic double life, where everything is questioned and deemed unresolvable. He was born into Nazi Germany, grew up and was trained as a Social Realist in East Germany and fled to west for the artistic freedom it offered. It also explores Thomas Mann's 'never being able to return home' to his family in East Germany and the pain that created. His life's narrative doesn't make him a great artist, the work alone does that.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Juliette V. on September 13, 2013
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Just seeing how he manipulates his colors and respects the media makes me hungry to produce more work as an artist. Great production.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Seamusin on September 5, 2013
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This art documentary was moving, inspiring and changed how I approach art. Also, Richter inspired me to be more creative, and go beyond the boundaries as I had always wanted to!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cayt on January 30, 2014
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I am an abstract painter and a lover of German art and film - so this documentary was a PERFECT combination. I was constantly hitting rewind and pausing the movie and writing down the way he describes painting...
There are scenes where Gerhard is just painting and staring at the canvas and I'm not sure how interesting those segments will be for 'non artist types.' For me, I felt every though he was vocalizing. I 'know' those moments. It was exciting to have it captured so subtly.
I believe any abstract painter will surely enjoy this film. ! Perfect amount of studio time, conversations, history, gallery planning, art-busy-ness, personal technique, etc.I would watch again in a heartbeat!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Boot Lover on September 24, 2013
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If you have a love of abstract painters and their work, you will love this film. Watching him paint is a true gift. This is a wonderful experience, riveting watching him in his process. I bought it soon after I saw the film at the local university.
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