Written December 20, 2012
This pivotal, personal portrait of one of the finest living artists should be viewed by anyone with a modicum of interest in art and the artistic process; it is stunning, illuminating, and positively thrilling...
Gerhard Richter, born in 1932, Germany, has a multi-layered history revolving around the second world war, dissection of Berlin, living in a politically -charged environment; his work is autobiographical on many levels. His influences are vast, from iconic Joseph Beuys, John Cage, American documentary photography (especially of WWII); he is assiduously devoted to his own moral aesthetic; like Les Nabis, prophetic in his vision...
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Written July 01, 2012
This film gives real insight to the process of an abstract artist. The director shows the artists process without intellectualizing and describes it with bare bones minimalism.
Don't expect any earthshaking revelations here or dramatic presentations . this is simply the story of how one man creates his vision.
The movie held your interest switching back and forth from studio to opening to interview but the action was