I’ve decided to dedicate posts to art that moves me. I won’t attempt to write a perspective on the pieces, or the artists. I’m mostly posting them to build my own catalog of captivating work.
Here’s the first: Gerhard Richter. I saw his work on display at the SF Moma a few years ago. I was drawn in by the photographic nature of his paintings, but fell in love with their ethereal quality… To me his paintings depict each scene as it would appear in a dream segment. I’m completely mesmerized by his work and would love to watch him putting brush to canvas.
Anyway, the painting included here is one of my favorites: “Frau, di Treppe herabgehend (Woman Descending the Staircase)”. The original stands at about 6 feet in length. And it’s stunning.
You can see more of his work here but I highly recommend catching a Richter exhibit and experiencing his genius in person.