Gerhard Richter


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Gerhard Richter

By Stefan Gronert, text(s) by Hubertus Butin


2006. 256 pp., 165 ills.


17.80 x 24.70 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-1724-3

Already icons of the modern era, paintings such as Ema (Nude on a Staircase), Uncle Rudi, Mister Heyde, 48 Portraits, Self-Portrait, Family at the Sea, Small Bathers, Reader, Moritz, and Betty prove the great importance of the portrait in Gerhard Richter’s oeuvre. In an informative essay, Stefan Gronert follows the development of this genre in the artist’s work, starting with the blurred black-and-white pictures of the 1960s and moving on to the more recent colorful panels. This book demonstrates how Richter pursues the theme of the portrait in his various types of work, as well as in all of the visual genres in which he works: painting, prints, drawing, photography, and film.

During research, previously unknown portraits came to light and are published in this monograph for the first time. Some of them are presented in an essay by Hubertus Butin, who devotes himself to Richter’s portrait photography of the 1960s. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-1725-0)

Exhibition schedule: Museumsberg Flensburg, May 7 - July 9, 2006

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Art Dictionary


The portrait of the human figure has long been one of the oldest motifs in the history of painting. Yet it was not until the late classical / early modern era that artists realized that the head was the most distinctly characteristic part of the body.

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