Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter (German, Contemporary, b. 1932): Roses (Rosen), 1994. Oil on canvas, 46 x 51 cm. Catalogue Raisonné: 799-2 © Gerhard Richter. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

Is speaking of the relationship between painting and reality a false problem in your eyes? Do you feel that painting has its own reality?

Experience has proved that there is no difference between a so-called realist painting – of a landscape, for example – and an abstract painting. They both have more or less the same effect on the observer. (SOURCE-Interview with Irmeline Lebeer, 1973)

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