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Gerhard Richter: Panorama @ Tate Modern

テート・モダンの展覧会「Gerhard Richter: Panorama」(10月6日〜翌年1月8日)を観に行った。ドイツ人画家のゲルハルト・リヒターのこの大規模回顧展では、60年代に始まった50年近いキャリアの中から、写真を元に描いた具象画、スクイージーを用いて描いた抽象画、ポートレート、風景画、歴史的事件がモチーフの絵画、そしてガラスや鏡を使った作品、ドローイング、写真など、多様な技術とアイデアを用いたバラエティに溢れる作品を集めている。



We went to see the Tate Modern’s new exhibition “Gerhard Richter: Panorama” (October 6 – January 8, 2012). This major retrospective of the German artist gathers a diverse range of Richter’s works with various techniques and ideas throughout his nearly 50-year of career since 1960s, including realistic paintings based on photographs, colourful and monochrome abstractions such as the squeegee paintings, portraits, landscapes and paintings of historical events, as well as glass constructions, mirrors, drawings and photographs.

Richter has produced many different kinds of works, which are often contradicted each other: monochrome grey works vs. multicoloured abstracts; well exercised and ordered realistic paintings vs. abstracts with unpredictable and free flow of blush strokes; impersonal still-life, impressionistic landscapes and delicate portraits vs. emotion provoking historical subjects such as family portraits under Nazi Germany, ‘mysterious’ deaths of the Baader Meinhof group at the jail, and 9/11 terrorist attacks. I am not a big fan of his colourful abstract paintings, except monochrome ones and color stripes such as this), but I was very moved with his photorealistic paintings with subtlety and tranquil beauty with delicate brush strokes, without screaming out his opinions and emotions. Very impressive, and must-see exhibition of this fall – highly recommended.

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Barn [Scheune], 1984  (scanned image from Tate postcard)

Demo, 1977  (scanned image from Tate postcard)

Candle [Kerze], 1982 (scanned image from Tate postcard)

Seascape (Sea-Sea) [Seestück (See-See)] , 1970  (scanned image from Tate postcard)