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Gerhard Richter Painting (2012)



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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 critics and collaborators. -- (C) Official Site

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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 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Through the documentary lens, Richter's enigmatic paintings speak to us.

June 15, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Richter offers multiple explanations of how he knows when a painting is done. They range from the mundane to the lofty.

June 15, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"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 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gerhard Richter Painting

Gerhard Richter Painting gets low marks due to the lazy filmmaking (with the boom coming into shots) and is overall not very good as a documentary. It gets interesting in a few spots but overall feels flat. See Jiro Dreams of Sushi as a positive example of a documentary about a man and his dedication to his work. Note that this review reflects on the film and not its subject.

Robert Brogan
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