Gerhard Richter: Landscape
by Hubertus Butin (Author), Cathérine Hug (Author), Ann Cotten (Author), T. J. Demos (Author), Matias Faldbakken (Author), Lisa Ortner-Kreil (Editor)
Gerhard Richter is one of the most famous painters of our time, worldwide. His fascinating visual spheres are characterized by a unique originality and quality, in which the abstract and the figural intertwine and permeate each other. This extensive volume of pictures concentrates entirely upon the theme of landscape in Richter’s oeuvre. Through this genre, to which Richter has remained loyal for more than sixty years, it is possible to see more than a development in the artist’s painting style. There is also a perceptible, genuine independence in many of the works, which makes him one of the most remarkable artists of our day. This book adds to the understanding of the significance and pictorial essence of Richter’s art, opening up current insights into the theme of nature and landscape in the twenty-first century.
Gerhard Richter (German, born 1932) is a contemporary German painter considered among the most influential living artists. Richter’s experiments with abstraction and photo-based painting greatly contributed to the history of the medium. Culling from his vast image archive known as the Atlas, Richter’s paintings reference images of his daughter Betty, flickering candles, aerial photographs, portraits of criminals, and pastoral landscapes. “Pictures are the idea in visual or pictorial form,” he reflected. “And the idea has to be legible, both in the individual picture and in the collective context.”
Hardcover: 240 pages
Dimensions: 25.15 x 2.54 x 29.72 cm
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag; 1st edition (5 Nov. 2020)