Gerhard Richter (b.1932, Germany)
June. Oil on canvas, 250x250 cm (1983)
September. Oil on canvas, 52x72 cm (2005)
“I pursue no objectives, no system, no tendency; I have no programme, no style, no concern. I like continual uncertainty.” The exhibition “Panorama” at the Centre Pompidou demonstrates how German painter Gerhard Richter was able to reinvent himself by reinventing the history of art itself from the beginning of the 1960s to the present day. From “photo-paintings” to abstraction, from grisaille and monochrome works to coloured charts, he reinterpreted the genres of history of art: portraits, history paintings and landscapes.