Gerhart Richter and me

I think I have been looking at Richter’s images too long. In a number of his works, he employs a tripartition, which creates depth in the work (in many ways). I thought of this today when I snapped this photo of myself. Here’s me followed by two of Richter’s works.

I especially like the second work, since it seems to use an incandescent light source for illumination, giving it the flat, bright lighting that you see, as well as creating the deep shadows on the wall. But the skull is obviously very powerful too.

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