Gerhard Richter

Abstraktes Bild (Silikat) [Abstract Painting (Silicate)]

About this artwork

After 2000, Richter made a number of works that dealt with scientific phenomena, in particular, with aspects of reality that can’t be seen by the naked eye. In this painting, the repeated pattern of forms, albeit indistinct and out of focus, relate to the compound, silicate. Richter depicts the substance at a minute scale, which contrasts with the enormous physical size of the work, creating an apparently abstract interpretation of the substance.

  • title:
    Abstraktes Bild (Silikat) [Abstract Painting (Silicate)]
  • accession number:
    AR00029
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  • materials:
    Oil paint on aluminium
  • date created:
    2002
  • measurements:
    overall: 220.40 x 154.40 x 5.50 cm
  • 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
  • copyright:
    © Gerhard Richter
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter