Gerhard Richter

Eckspiegel, braun-blau [Corner Mirror Paintings (Brown-Blue, 737-1 and 2)]

About this artwork

Richter began to use glass as a medium in 1967, when he made ‘4 Panes of Glass’, which were framed and attached to a stand that allowed them to swivel, and be looked through at various angles. Since then, he has made several mirrors, some plain and some coloured. All Richter’s works are to do with looking at reality - whether reproduced in paint, whether in the form of paint itself (abstract) or whether reflected or looked at through a frame - but his glass works have a cool, conceptual quality, that sets them apart. Richter’s ‘Corner Mirrors’ have pigment attached to their backs, so that the reality reflected in them is coloured and, because mirrors reflect each other, their colour is optically mixed.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Gerhard RichterGerman (born 1932)
  • title:
    Eckspiegel, braun-blau [Corner Mirror Paintings (Brown-Blue, 737-1 and 2)]
  • date created:
    1991
  • materials:
    Pigment on glass
  • measurements:
    225.00 x 100.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00023
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter