Film Series: “Gerhard Richter Painting” June 15-18

| June 15, 2012

"Gerhard Richter Painting"

Webster University Film Series presents GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING (Corinna Belz, 2012, Germany, 97 min.) this weekend, June 15, 16, 17 and Monday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Winfred Moore Auditorium.

One of the world’s greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas. Belz’ film is a thrilling document of Richter’s creative process, juxtaposed with intimate conversations (with his critics, his collaborators, and his American gallerist Marian Goodman) and rare archive material.

From our fly-on-the-wall perspective, we watch the 79-year-old create a series of large-scale abstract canvasses, using fat brushes and a massive squeegee to apply (and then scrape off) layer after layer of brightly colored paint. This mesmerizing footage, of a highly charged process of creation and destruction, turns Belz’s portrait of an artist into a work of art itself. In German & English with English subtitles.

View trailer here: http://www.gerhardrichterpainting.com/

For more information please visit: http://www.webster.edu/filmseries

Admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for seniors (60 +), students from other schools and Webster alumni, and $4 for Webster University staff and faculty unless otherwise noted. Free to Webster University students.

The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency.

 

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