Seestück (leicht bewölkt), 1969

by

Gerhard Richter

© 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.

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Gerhard Richter

Born in 1932, in Dresden (Germany)
Lives and works in Cologne (Germany)

Initially working in the academic tradition taught at Dresden Art Academy (in East Germany at that time), Gerhard Richter took up photography in the early 1960s, continuing on from the "capitalist realism" of his early works, reflecting upon painting and the purpose of art.
In the same exhibition

Beauvais ,1986

Untitled, 2012