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Gerhard Richter Painting

Gerhard Richter Painting (2012)

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Average Rating: 7.4/10
Critic Reviews: 19
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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. The first glimpse inside his studio in decades, Gerhard Richter Painting is exactly that: a thrilling document of the 79-year-old's creative process, juxtaposed with rare archival footage and intimate conversations with his

Sep 25, 2012

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Richter gives off a heroic, creator-of-the-universe air as he strains to push the squeegee, exposing a new world in his wake.

July 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Through the documentary lens, Richter's enigmatic paintings speak to us.

June 15, 2012 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Richter offers multiple explanations of how he knows when a painting is done. They range from the mundane to the lofty.

June 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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A mesmerizing look behind the curtain at a magician at work, a man who creates his enchantments not with a deck of cards or puffs of smoke but rather paint, brushes, canvas and a giant squeegee.

June 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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It shows us the world's most famous living painter, who turned 80 in February, at work with greater intimacy than any other film portrait of a contemporary artist provides.

May 3, 2012 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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"Gerhard Richter - Painting" is a stirring portrait of an artist in search of his art - the mystery of the process, the beauty of the hunt and the wonder of discovery.

April 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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At times filling the screen with symmetrical compositions of paintings in progress in the studio, the film is akin to being in a museum that's come alive.

June 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine
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Too often, the film backs up Richter's assertion that "painting is another way of thinking" and that it's impossible to translate it into another language -- such as film.

July 12, 2012 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

[VIDEO] Following German abstract painter Gerhard Richter through his alternately meditative and physical process of artistic creation is like watching a magician showing you his tricks.

March 17, 2012 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
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...the filmmaker and the very presence of the camera become a point of conversation and contention.

March 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Film School Rejects
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