Seestück (leicht bewölkt), 1969
  • © Gerhard Richter - Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

The smooth-surfaced "Seestück (Leicht bewölkt)" (1969) is part of a group of seascapes in which Gerhard Richter reassesses romantic painting, particularly the works of Caspar David Friedrich.

These deserted depictions of an unattainable horizon create an impression of the sublime, while also generating a sense of incompleteness and absence.