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The film is sketchy as biography, but it proves an aging artist can still crackle with the electricity of youth. Read full review
You will see the man toiling and revising - killing off half-good ideas, struggling for clarity - and it's a routine well worth demystifying. Read full review
It is the achievement of Gerhard Richter Painting to shine a light on that hidden, private act as few other films have done. Read full review
Gerhard Richter Painting artfully and convincingly immerses us into the world of one of the greatest, painting. Read full review
Mostly the movie is about process and perspective. Through the documentary lens, Richter's enigmatic paintings speak to us.
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Delivers on the promise of its title. 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.
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The man we meet is intelligent and good-humored. "They do what they want," he says with a shrug, indicating a set of just-completed canvases. "I planned something different." Read full review
Gerhard Richter may not fling paint at the canvas, Jackson Pollock-style, but as Corinna Belz shows in her documentary Gerhard Richter Painting, he can be his own kind of action painter. Read full review
As a look behind the curtain at one of the contemporary art world's biggest names, 'Painting' succeeds as far providing a snapshot of who he is in the very immediate moment. For anyone looking for anything more about Richter, his craft or his insights, 'Painting' will prove to be a half-finished canvas. Read full review
The end results are mixed but nevertheless scintillating and provocative enough to be worth taking seriously. Read full review
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