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Richter, Gerhard 1932-

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Gerhard Richter : forty years of painting by Robert Storr( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerhard Richter is one of the most influential painters working today. Since the early 1960s, his work has received much attention and many international accolades. Richter's diverse body of work calls into question such widely held assumptions as the importance of stylistic consistency, individual artistic sensibility, spontaneous creativity, and the impact of technology and media imagery to traditional studio methods and formats. Unlike many artists today, he has explored these issues mainly through the medium of painting, challenging it to meet the demands posed by new forms of conceptual art. His varied output ranges from austere photo-based figurative realism of the early 1960s to brightly colored gestural abstractions of the early 1980s and encompasses such startling works as his brilliant cycle of black-and-white paintings of the Baader-Meinhof group, thought-provoking monochrome abstractions and banal Pop images, delicate landscapes and intimate portraits. As an artist, Richter has assumed a critical distance from vanguardists and conservatives alike regarding what painting should be; and the result has been a vital renewal of painting itself." "This book accompanies the first comprehensive exhibition of the seventy-year-old German artist's paintings ever to appear in New York and includes beautiful color plates and duotones of some two hundred canvases in a broad representation of his forty years of painting. In addition, this volume contains a substantial recent interview with Richter, a chronology, selected bibliography, and comprehensive exhibition history. The retrospective this book accompanies was organized by Robert Storr, Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. After its showing in New York, this extraordinary exhibition will be seen in Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C."--Jacket
Gerhard Richter paintings by Roald Nasgaard( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter painting by Corinna Belz( Visual )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in German and English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Legendary German painter Gerhard Richter granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009, where he was working on a series of large abstract paintings. In quiet, highly concentrated images, the documentary provides a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the very personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. Richter is his own worst critic, destroying multiple canvases before his remarkable creative spirit takes hold and the astonishing final compositions emerge"--Container
Gerhard Richter : October 18, 1977 by Robert Storr( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the many thousands of paintings, sculptures, and constructions in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, 150 outstanding examples have been selected to indicate the quality and diversity of modern masters and movements from about 1885 to the present day. This book, a substantial revision of An Invitation to See first published in 1973, takes account of new developments in art since then and the Museum's acquisition of notable examples of both earlier and more recent date. Of the 120 paintings reproduced, almost a quarter are new selections; and whereas the original edition was confined to paintings, in the present volume 30 examples of three-dimensional works have been included." "Painters range from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century pioneers of modernism such as Degas, Cezanne, van Gogh, and Seurat to current artists who challenge the very premises of modernism itself. Sculptures vary from representations of the human figure by Rodin, Matisse, and Moore to an abstraction by Arp, a bird by Brancusi, and a soft sculpture by Oldenburg. Among the constructions are works by Picasso, Calder, and David Smith." "The selections are grouped in pairs or sequences that offer opportunities for contrasts or comparisons - sometimes of an unexpected sort. Such traditional genres as portraits, historical subjects, landscapes, city views, and still life are investigated, as well as the many kinds of abstraction that have evolved during the past century. Different ways of portraying reality and fantasy are discussed, as well as artists' free experimentation with new mediums and means of expression. The comments that accompany the illustrations include frequent quotations from statements by the artists themselves or from writings by distinguished critics."--Jacket
Gerhard Richter : doubt and belief in painting by Robert Storr( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibitions: Washington DC: Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden~February 20-May 18, 2003
Gerhard Richter portraits : painting appearances by Paul Moorhouse( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey of Gerhard Richter portraits covers the period from the 1960s to 2009. It explores a vital aspect of his art in unprecedented detail, and highlights include the important early black and white paintings made from magazine photographs, portraits based on private snapshots and a new portrait never previously shown
Gerhard Richter : early work, 1951-1972( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter : Early Work, 1951-1972 brings together new studies of the early career of Gerhard Richter by an international group of scholars concerned with art in the Cold War. Born in Dresden in 1932, educated under the prevailing doctrine of SOcialist Realism at the Dresden Academy of Art and later retrained after his emigration to the West at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, Richter uniquely embodies the division of Germany during the Cold War. The authors approach the Cold War context from a variety of angles that include the social and political histories of a divided Germany, the conflicted development of Soviet Socialist Realism in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), a Cold War visuality integrating pre- and post-resettlement works, and the archival dimension of Richter's output in relation to his Atlas. The essays offer a new view of Richter's early work by taking a closer look at his formation in the GDR in the 1950s and at his first works in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) in the 1960s, alongside the artist's personal involvement in the representation of his work in archives, exhibitions, and catalogues from the early years in Dresden up to the present day. Although Gerhard Richter counts as perhaps the best known and most widely exhibited contemporary artist form Germany, his reception has mostly neglected the artist's formation in Dresden due to the Cold War division of Germany and the artist's own withholding of his early work from the public. All of the authors assembled here bring the gradual and incomplete resurrection of the record to bear on selected works--the murals from the 1950s, the photo-paintings and exhibitions of the 1960s, or the collaborations during these periods--and on selected practices, such as the calculated display of the artist's sources as a work of art in Atlas, or the establishment of the Gerhard Richter Archive in Dresden in 2007/ The essays in this volume evolved from papers delivered at a symposium held at the Getty Center in conjunction with the exhibition From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden at the J. Paul Getty Museum
September : a history painting by Gerhard Richter by Robert Storr( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerhard Richter is one of the most influential artists of modern times. His painting 'September' is the response to the bombing of the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001, made some four years after the event. Eminent American critic and curator Robert Storr, who has had a long working relationship with Richter, explores both the painting and the event itself, as filtered through an eyewitness account of what happened in New York that day. Through description, comparative illustrations, and references to precedents in modern art, literature, and warfare, Storr analyzes the image's meaning and how it adds to a current in Richter's career that questions evocations of traumatic and controversial moments in history"--Page 4 of cover
Gerhard Richter : the Cage paintings by Robert Storr( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden in 1932 and lives and works in Cologne. His continuing commitment to, and exploration of, the medium of painting has made him one of the most important artists of our time. The Cage paintings, a cycle of large-scale works named after the American avant-garde composer John Cage, were displayed for the first time at the Venice Siennale in 2007. They represent the latest highlight in a career that spans more than four decades." "Leading critic Robert Storr considers the importance of the Cage paintings within Richter's practice and within the wider context of abstract art. A series of extraordinary, detailed photographs document the development of each painting, day by day, and show the artist at work on these monumental canvases, giving unique insight into his working methods." "Including illustrations of comparative works, archival photographs and studio views, Cage: 6 Paintings by Gerhard Richter is essential reading for anyone interested in the life and work of one of the world's greatest living painters."--Jacket
Gerhard Richter : drawings 1964-1999 ; catalogue raisonné by Dieter Schwarz( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue raisonne of Gerhard Richter's drawings encompasses all of his works in pencil, india ink, ballpoint pen, and other drawing media, on both paper and canvas since 1964. Whereas Richter's early drawings were oriented towards pure illustration, beginning in 1967, he began to use projected photographs as his point of departure. In addition to including many studies and working sketches for paintings, this book also contains preliminary works that Richter later came to consider as finished drawings in their own right. This comprehensive examination presents more than 400 drawings, each with descriptive captions and background text, as well as essays by Dieter Schwarz and Birgit Pelzer that investigate this crucial component of one of the 20th century's most celebrated artist
Atlas of the photographs, collages and sketches by Gerhard Richter( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog to accompany the exhibition at the Kunstbau/Lenbachhaus, Munich, Apr. 8-June 21, 1998, of Richter's complete Atlas, 1962-1997. Includes a catalog raisonné of the sheets which comprise the current Atlas, plus a concordance and an exhibition history
Gerhard Richter Aquarelle = Watercolors, 1964-1997 by Gerhard Richter( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter : large abstracts by Gerhard Richter( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Painting - its principles, boundaries, and possibilities - is the central theme of the extensive body of work by Gerhard Richter (1932 in Dresden), an oeuvre has been characterized by stylistic contrasts since the very beginning." "This elegant volume of color plates featuring profound essays by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Beate Sontgen, and Gregor Stemmrich focuses on the artist's abstract paintings, which have comprised a dominant portion of his collective works since the eighties. The book does not trace the development of form and content in the paintings, but concentrates instead on the paintings that thematically comprise a homogenous body of work. It is based on the assertion that Richter s abstract paintings are the results of various painterly processes that are not guided in a particular direction by a content-related precept. The featured paintings were produced between 1986 and 2006 and place emphasis on large-format paintings characterized by a prodigious painterly density."--BOOK JACKET
In the power of painting : a selection from the Daros Collection = eine auswahl aus der Daros Collection( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter : Red/Yellow/Blue : the BMW paintings by Helmut Friedel( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Startling colours, soft greys, undulating lines and large canvases are the hallmark of Richter's abstract period. Like all of his painting, these works defy categorization, reflecting the artist's own journey towards understanding the world around him, a journey he invites the reader to share with him
Gerhard Richter : painting after all by Sheena Wagstaff( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of his 60-year career, Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) has employed both representation and abstraction as a means of reckoning with the legacy, collective memory, and national sensibility of post-Second World War Germany, in both broad and very personal terms. This book features approximately 100 of his key canvases, from photo paintings created in the early 1960s to portraits and later large-scale abstract series, as well as select works in glass. New essays by scholars address a variety of themes: Sheena Wagstaff evaluates the conceptual import of the artist's technique; Benjamin H. D. Buchloh discusses the poignant Birkenau paintings (2014); Peter Geimer explores the artist's enduring interest in photographic imagery; Briony Fer looks at Richter's family pictures against traditional painting genres and conventions; Brinda Kumar investigates the artist's engagement with landscape as a site of memory; Andre Rottmann considers the impact of randomization and chance on Richter's abstract works; and Hal Foster examines the glass and mirror works
Dispatches from moments of calm : 89 stories, 64 pictures by Alexander Kluge( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On October 5, 2012, the German national newspaper Die Welt published its daily issue - but things looked ... different. Quieter. The sensations of the day, forgotten as soon as they're read, were missing, replaced with an unprecedented calm, extracted with care from the chaos of the contemporary. That calm was the work of Gerhard Richter, who had been granted control over Die Welt for that single day, taking over and imprinting all thirty pages of the newspaper with his personal stamp: images from quiet moments amid unquiet times, the demotion of politics from its primary position, the privileging of the private and personal over the public, and, above all, artful, moving contrasts between sharpness and softness. He had created an unprecedented work of mass art. Among the many people to praise the work was writer Alexander Kluge, who instantly began writing stories to accompany Richter's images. This book, the second collaboration between Kluge and Richter, brings their stories and images together, along with new words and artworks created specifically for this volume. The result, Dispatches from Moments of Calm, is a beautiful, meditative interval in the otherwise unremitting press of everyday life, a masterpiece by two acclaimed artists working at the height of their powers"--Publisher's website
Gerhard Richter : 4900 colours by B. H. D Buchloh( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Composed of bright monochrome squares randomly arranged in a grid to create stunning sheets of kaleidoscopic color, Gerhard Richter's 4900 Colors (2007) - the latest result of the artist's long-term exploration of seriality - was created just following the completion of his design for the south transept window of Cologne Cathedral, unveiled in August 2007, which is made of 11,500 hand-blown squares of glass in 72 colors. 4900 Colors consists of 196 panels of 25 different colored squares that can be reconfigured in 11 variations, from one large-scale piece to multiple, smaller paintings. Version II - 49 identically sized paintings, each 38 x 38 inches - was produced for Richter's 2008 Serpentine Gallery exhibition, also catalogued here, alongside texts by critics Benjamin Buchloh, Peter Gidal and Birgit Pelzer as well as Serpentine Director, Julia Peyton Jones and Serpentine Co-Director of Exhibitions Hans Ulrich Obrist."--BOOK JACKET
Dezember : 39 Geschichten by Alexander Kluge( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter by Gertrud Koch( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The huge Richter retrospective that closed in 1994 in Madrid, after showing in Paris, Bonn, and Stockholm, has only confirmed the key position of the artist among his contemporaries. This book forgoes the accepted avenues through art history, genre theory, and materials, seeking a new approach to the questions that continue to haunt Richter's work. By reconsidering the relations between photography and painting, by analyzing the historical, social, and political elements brought into certain works, as well as the relations between romantic "nature philosophy" and Richter's landscapes, the volume demonstrates how the development of the pictorial material leads to a more open notion of the "image". Richter's oeuvre is clearly linked to certain traditional categories of painting, but the image as he defines it most often eludes those categories. It is this new definition that must be analyzed
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Gerhard Richter : forty years of painting
Gerhard Richter : October 18, 1977Gerhard Richter : doubt and belief in paintingGerhard Richter portraits : painting appearancesGerhard Richter : early work, 1951-1972September : a history painting by Gerhard RichterGerhard Richter : the Cage paintingsGerhard Richter : drawings 1964-1999 ; catalogue raisonnéAtlas of the photographs, collages and sketches
Alternative Names
Ge ha de Li xi te 1932-

Gehade-Lixite 1932-

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter artista alemany

Gerhard Richter deutscher Künstler

Gerhard Richter Duits kunstschilder

Gerhard Richter German visual artist

Gerhard Richter peintre allemand

Gerhard Richter pittore tedesco

Gerhard Richter professor académico alemão

Gerhard Richter tysk målare

Gerhard Richter tysk professor

Gerhard Rihter

Lixite, Gehade 1932-

Lixite, Gehede

Lixite, Gehede 1932-

Richter, Gerd

Richter, Gerd 1932-

Richter, Gerhard Robert

Richter, Gerhardus 1932-

Rihitā, Geruharuto

Rihitā, Geruharuto 1932-

Rîkter, Gerhard, 1932-

Γκέρχαρντ Ρίχτερ Γερμανός ζωγράφος

Герхард Рихтер

Герхард Рихтер немецкий художник

Герхард Ріхтер

Рихтер, Герхард

Ռիխտեր Գեխարդ

גרהרד ריכטר

גרהרד ריכטר אמן חזותי גרמני

ריכטר, גרהרד.

ריכטר, גרהרד 1932־

جيرارد ريختر

جيرارد ريختر رسام ألماني

گرهارد ریختر نقاش آلمانی

გერჰარდ რიხტერი

게르하르트 리히터

ゲルハルト・リヒター 1932-

ゲルハルト・リヒター ドイツのビジュアルアーティスト

リヒター, ゲアハルト

リヒター, ゲルハルト

格哈德·里希特 德国视觉艺术家