10-11-2011, 11:42 AM
Has anyone on here heard of or seen Gerhard Richter's work? I was in a painting class last semester when my professor gave me a book of his work to look at. He was especially interested in having me take a closer look at his abstract work which in turn inspired one of my better paintings to this day. It's hard to say which abstract movement he was a part of because I'm not sure he associated with any particular notion of abstract art. Some of his painting have that color field feel with the bold colors ending in soft edges, but his shapes are fluid and organic rather than holding any symmetry. I am especially fond of any work of his in red. Richter also did some beautifully executed portraits and black and white paintings. If you enjoy abstract art or just want to learn about new artist I would look at his extensive collection.