poster for Gerhard Richter

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The exhibition will present some fifty works of Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), the German artist who has remained a constant and influential leader of the contemporary art world. Since the 20th century, when the development of media technologies led to the simultaneous existence of real and reproduced images of reality, the paintings of Richter can be seen as "mirrors" of the world we live in because of the artist’s exceptional perceptive and skill at applying image to canvas. His unique pictorial surfaces that seem to dissolve the boundaries between "photograph and painting," "the figurative and the abstract" and "reality and image," have surely won Richter a lasting and profound place in the annals of art history. In 2001, the Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art presented the exhibition "Gerhard Richter – Atlas" which focused on the vast archive of photographs that the artist has compiled as an important part of his life work. This present exhibition will provide a significant presentation of Richter’s work in the medium of painting from the 1960's to the present.

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From 2005-11-03 To 2006-01-22

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Gerhard Richter

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ゲルハルト・リヒター展

千葉県の川村記念美術館で開催されている本展は、ドイツの画家ゲルハルト・リヒター(1932-)の日本初の本格的な回顧展である。リヒター自身については改めて紹介するまでもないと思うので、ここでは本回顧展の持つ意義について述べておきたい。

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