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Monday, 16 March 2009


On Saturday the Meanie Vater und Tochter (latter pictured here) went to see the Constable Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London and ended up seeing the Gerhard Richter Exhibition instead.  What a delight: Gerhard Richter is now my current favourite artist.  His official website seems to be here.

One has to believe in what one is doing, one has to commit oneself inwardly, in order to do painting. Once obsessed, one ultimately carries it to the point of believing that one might change human beings through painting. But if one lacks this passionate commitment, there is nothing left to do. Then it is best to leave it alone. For basically painting is idiocy.

(From Richter, ‘Notes 1973’, in The Daily Practice of Painting, p.78.)

Posted by bigblue on 16/03/2009 at 07:17 AM
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