7.2/10
618
7 user 25 critic

Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)

Unrated | | Documentary | 14 March 2012 (USA)
Trailer
1:51 | Trailer
A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.

Director:

Corinna Belz

Writer:

Corinna Belz
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Directors: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre
Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while... See full summary »

Director: Tamra Davis
Stars: Jean Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Documentary that follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art.

Director: Don Argott
Stars: Julian Bond, David D'Arcy, Richard Feigen
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey
Stars: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, James Franco
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

How LA Learned to Love Modern Art. A lesson in how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch.

Director: Morgan Neville
Stars: Eve Babitz, John Baldessari, Larry Bell
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Pablo Picasso, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Claude Renoir
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.

Director: Richard Press
Stars: Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

Director: Alison Klayman
Stars: Weiwei Ai, Dan Ai, Lao Ai
Basquiat (1996)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.

Director: Julian Schnabel
Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro
Documentary | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

Director: Neil Berkeley
Stars: Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Paul Reubens
Art and Craft (2014)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.

Directors: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Mark A. Landis, Lester Sullivan, Irwin Lakov
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The film traces the rise of one of the world's premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.

Directors: Carlos Carcas, Norberto López Amado
Stars: Norman Foster, Deyan Sudjic
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Gerhard Richter Gerhard Richter ... Himself
Norbert Arns Norbert Arns ... Himself
Hubert Becker Hubert Becker ... Himself
Sabine Moritz-Richter Sabine Moritz-Richter ... Herself
Konstanze Ell Konstanze Ell ... Herself
Marian Goodman Marian Goodman ... Herself
Benjamin Buchloh Benjamin Buchloh ... Himself
Kasper König Kasper König ... Himself
Ulrich Wilmes Ulrich Wilmes ... Himself
Sandy Nairne Sandy Nairne ... Himself
Paul Moorhouse Paul Moorhouse ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

f rated | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

14 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pintura de Gerhard Richter See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,537, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$242,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$717,545
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Klavierkonzert No.1 in d-moll
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Angela Hewitt (piano), Richard Tognetti (conductor), and Australian Chamber Orchestra
With the kind permission of Hyperion Records, London; available on CDA67307 from www.hyperion-records.co.uk
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Always interesting documentary on the artist Gerhard Richter
6 September 2016 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

Always interesting documentary on the artist Gerhard Richter, his work process and his sometimes uneasy relationship with the larger world outside his studio.

The film effectively combines a mix of traditional documentary techniques (interviews, archival footage), and much more cinema verite style, where for long stretches we simply observe Richter working on his paintings with no comment (besides his own occasional mutterings).

Through it all, I gained a much deeper understanding of the man and his work. I've always struggled to really appreciate abstract expressionism and it's absence of obvious meaning. But somehow, watching this film and the process of creation of these works, I found myself far more pulled into the painting themselves than I would ever have been otherwise. (Note – Richter has worked in many forms and medium besides the abstract expressionist paintings he was focused on during the making of the film).

Likewise the quiet, introverted, but wryly funny Richter becomes an ever more rich and likable subject – even his cranky unease at being constantly filmed is understandable and ultimately a bit endearing. His struggle to deal with the commercial side of the art world, and the desire to retreat back to the safety of his studio make him tremendously human.

I also appreciated how sensual the film was. Not in any sexual sense of the term, but how Belz managed to make us feel the physical aspects of the painting process – the thickness of the paint, the muscular effort to spread it across the canvas, even the smell of the room seem to come through the screen.

In the end, this isn't an 'essential' or 'change your life' documentary. I wasn't deeply moved, nor do I think I will be haunted by its images years from now. Yet I appreciated being given a way in to an art form and a person who made my life a little richer, and whom I might have never really known otherwise.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed