The German artist Gerhard Richter creates explosive psychedelic canvases in dense improvised layers. He’s like a slow-motion action painter, using a giant homemade squeegee to cover what he’s just painted (with the base colors peering through), and Corinna Belz’s documentary records his method with a kind of solemn excitement. It helps that Richter, filmed here in his late 70s, doesn’t take his art so seriously that he ever forgets it’s really a form of play. The film is sketchy as biography, but it proves an aging artist can still crackle with the electricity of youth. A-
GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING Artsit Gerhard Richter at work (Kino Lorber)
Genre: Documentary; Release Date Limited: 03/14/2012; Runtime (in minutes): 97
Posted March 30 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT
- 'Queen of Katwe' story inspired Alicia Keys to write a new song
- Sebastian Stan joins Steven Soderbergh's heist film 'Logan Lucky'
- Three Rounds: Sunday Funday with the cast of 'You're the Worst'
- Teyana Taylor, star of Kanye West's 'Fade' video, cast in VH1's 'The Breaks'
- 'Phantasm: Remastered' poster: The Tall Man gets a grip
- WATCH: Here's your exclusive first look at 'Project Runway' season 15
- Marvel Tsum Tsums go from plush to digital in new mobile game
- 11 of the Best 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' Guest Stars
- 'Easy': 12 Exclusive First Look Photos
- First Look: Jyn Erso Toys from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
- Darth Vader, Voldemort, and 7 Other Pop Culture Comparisons to Donald Trump
- Celebrity Professors: See Stars Who Make the Grade
- 55 Books to Read This Fall