Friday, 9 December 2011
Advent Calender - Day 9
Gerhardt Richter's Candle 1982. This is one of a series of images of candles, they are an example of what is described as photorealism. Whereby the artist has used the medium of oil in such a precise manner as to create a photographic effect. They almost seem to flicker before your very eyes and I thought it was an image particularlly appropriate for an advent calender!
For more of these enchanting paintings have a look at: http://www.gerhard-richter.com/art/paintings/photo_paintings/category.php?catID=6
Gerhardt Richter is quite possibly the most interesting, successful and influential living artist and the Tate Modern are currently running a major retrospective of his work. This runs until the 8th January, so if you are interested go before its gone! http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/gerhardrichter/default.shtm