Sunday, April 15, 2012

Gerhard Richter Film at MFA

One of the world's greatest living painters, the 79-year-old German artist has spent over half a century painting all kinds of experimental work.  I had a fly-on-the-wall perspective of his daily activities and painting sessions.  It was truly inspiring to watch him create very large-scale abstract canvases with oil paint and various large brushes and other things like squeegees, layer after layer, creating and deconstructing, seeing how he planned his shows, etc.  His oil paint comes in gallon and 2 gallon containers.Gerhard Richter paintings

My friend, Ed Lemay, and I attended the last showing of this film at MFA at noon today, a great piece of luck, since the second showing on the schedule was canceled.

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