Plot & Details
One of the world's greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures. Infamously media-shy, he agreed to appear on camera for the first time in 15 years for a 2007 short by filmmaker Corinna Belz called 'Gerhard Richter's Window'. Her follow-up, 'Gerhard Richter Painting', is exactly that: a thrilling document of 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 canvasses, 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.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Art and Experimental,Documentary,Special Interest
- Run Time: 97min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/14/2012
- DVD Release Date: 09/25/2012
- Distributor(s): Kino Lorber
- Director(s): Corinna Belz
- Starring: Gerhard Richter
- Themes: Life in the Arts
- Keywords: German [nationality], art, master [expert], painting, studio
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (03-14-2012)
- Language: German,English