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Gerhard Richter Painting [Blu-ray]
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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
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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.
I love his enormous range and this is just aspect of his long long career.
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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Whether you're an artist, or art lover this is a fascinating documentary.Published 3 months ago by maryann alfano
Excellent, helps understand the process of contemporary painting, including art criticism and marketing.Published 4 months ago by Enrique Fonts
Gerhard Richter Painting gets low marks due to the lazy filmmaking (with the boom coming into shots) and is overall not very good as a documentary. Read morePublished 4 months ago by rbrogan3
I agree with many of the other positive comments. A delightful movie to watch.Published 6 months ago by Jed at the movies
This documentary is so nice to watch. The director (documentarian) is so subtle that the artist forgets she is there as he paints, giving us the joy o being there in that... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Andrea Cantu
Enjoyed the background of Richter and the breadth of his painting. Was a little too long. Could have edited out the last 20 minutes. Inspiring nonetheless.Published 7 months ago by Dan