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7 Most Famous Gerhard Richter Paintings You Must Know

Gerhard was a German contemporary and visual artist. He has made several abstract and photorealistic paintings as well as photographs and glass pieces. This article features some of the most popular Gerhard Richard paintings.

Born on 9th February 1932, he is considered one of the crucial artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. He is known for his diverse painting styles and subjects.

Seascape (Cloudy)

The Seascape (Cloudy) is a painting by Gerhard Richter done in 1969. It is a landscape painting that drew inspiration from Romanticism. Like most of his paintings, it is several photos collaged together into a single image. It also falls in the list of Most Popular Gerhard Richard Paintings

1024 Colours

The 1024 Colours painting is a painting by Gerhard Richter done in 1973. It consists of a regular grid, having 1024 coloured rectangle units.

The Candle is a painting by Gerhard Richter done in 1982. It is a photorealistic painting. The motive behind the painting has been blurred to make it look “technological, smooth and perfect” as quoted by the artist.

Abstract Painting 599

The Abstract Painting 599 is a painting by Gerhard Richter done in 1986. As the name suggests it’s an abstract painting described by the artist as “fictive models because they make visible a reality that we can neither see nor describe, but whose existence we can postulate.” It is one of the artist’s personal favourites.

Venice

Venice is a painting by Gerhard Richter done in 1986. This painting merges the artist’s two most prolific painting styles i.e., adding expressionist brushstrokes to a blurred photorealist painting.

Man Shot Down I

The Man Shot Down I is a painting by Gerhard Richter done in 1988. It is a painting that depicts sorrow for the people who died young for nothing

Betty

The Betty is a painting by Gerhard Richter done in 1988 is also a part of Most Popular Gerhard Richard Paintings. It is a painting of the artist’s daughter turning away from the viewer.

Conclusion

These are the 7 Most popular Works of Gerhard Richter a German contemporary and visual artist. He Made Painting on several diverse subjects. To know more about the various artist and art movements.  

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