Gerhard Richter Painting
Mar 23 - Apr 15, 2012
(Corinna Belz, 2011, Germany, 97 min)
Seattle Premiere! Extended until April 15!
Gerhard Richter, one of the most significant contemporary artists of our times, granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009 as he worked on a series of large abstract paintings. Gerhard Richter Painting offers rare insights into the artist’s process with a quiet, fly-on-the-wall perspective. The paintings themselves become the protagonists. Gerhard Richter Painting is the penetrating portrait of an artist at work—and a fascinating film about the art of seeing.
"magnificent and evocative...as close as cinema gets to tracking the impulses and paradoxes of a gifted imagination." Seattle Weekly
"evoking the passion of painting better than any other film I can recall." Crosscut