Gerhard Richter: Portraits
Stefan GronertISBN: 3775717250;
This first comprehensive overview of the place of the portrait in Gerhard RichterAs oeuvre assembles portrait paintings, photographs, watercolors, drawings and prints from the 1960s to the present--everything from classics like the strikingly honey-haired Betty to previously unknown works discovered in the course of research for this project. Icons such as Ema (Nude on a Staircase), Uncle Rudi, Mister Heyde, 48 Portraits, Self-Portrait, Family at the Sea, Small Bathers, Reader and Moritz, settle once and for all that RichterAs emotional pull towards his material (A¬The subject matter is so important to me that I invest much time and effort in my search for it, so much that I just have to paint it.A®) not only doesnAt hinder him from producing classics, but rather encourages it. Stefan GronertAs essay follows the development of the portrait in the artistAs work, starting with the blurred black-and-white pictures of the 1960s and moving on to the colorful panels of recent years,...
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