Gerhard Richter Painting Synopsis
Filmmaker Corinna Belz observes the working process of the famous artist in his studio.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film is sketchy as biography, but it proves an aging artist can still crackle with the electricity of youth.
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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
You will see the man toiling and revising - killing off half-good ideas, struggling for clarity - and it's a routine well worth...
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
It is the achievement of Gerhard Richter Painting to shine a light on that hidden, private act as few other films have done.
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80

Village Voice

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Gerhard Richter Painting artfully and convincingly immerses us into the world of one of the greatest, painting.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Mostly the movie is about process and perspective. Through the documentary lens, Richter's enigmatic paintings speak to us.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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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...
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75

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
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...
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70

The New York Times

By Rachel Saltz
Gerhard Richter may not fling paint at the canvas, Jackson Pollock-style, but as Corinna Belz shows in her documentary Gerhard Richter...
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67

The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
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...
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63

Slant Magazine

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The end results are mixed but nevertheless scintillating and provocative enough to be worth taking seriously.
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A MUST FOR ART LOVERS AND ANYONE WHO HAS EVER WONDERED HOW PAINTINGS ARE CREATED!

By Peneflix
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...

if you are an artist you will enjoy this

By Mountain-Man
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...