Gerhard Richter Painting (2012)

Gerhard Richter Painting



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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Corinna Belz
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On DVD: Sep 25, 2012
Box Office: $0.2M
Kino Lorber Films - Official Site

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (19)

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

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

Full Review… | June 15, 2012
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.

Full Review… | June 15, 2012
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.

Full Review… | June 15, 2012
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.

Full Review… | May 3, 2012
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.

Full Review… | April 27, 2012
Detroit News
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