- Abstract Painting (726), 1990, 1990
- Gerhard Richter
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- Oil paint on canvas. Purchased by Tate in 1992
Abstract Painting (726) 1990 is a large scale diptych by Gerhard Richter. The painting is made up of two joined sections of canvas and is easily recognisable by the horizontal smears and scrapes. Richter started with an original image, possibly a photograph, which he then layered thick paint over the top of. The most prominent colours are white, red and rusty orange. The colours have been scraped over the top of each other by Richter with a rubber edged ruler. The multitude of horizontal scrapes gives the impression of a blurred photograph which confirms Richter’s engagement with photographic imagery.
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