07 January 2008


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"Rot-Blau-Gelb" ["Red-Blue-Yellow"]: 1972, oil on canvas, 59" x 59"
by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)
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Beauty in the Ordinary
"Unlike American artists Richter wasn't interested in the purity of art. Idealism had disillusioned him from an early age. Instead he painted images without glory; images that rendered the ridiculous, ordinary; the tragic, ordinary; the beautiful, ordinary. Throughout his career Richter has shrunk from giving a psychological insight into his art, leaving his admirers and critics guessing and at times confused. According to him, his work forms from structures and ideas that surround him, nothing more profound than that."
~ from the biography page of the Gerhard Richter website

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