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Abstraktes Bild (Silikat) [Abstract Painting (Silicate)]
© Gerhard Richter

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Abstraktes Bild (Silikat) [Abstract Painting (Silicate)] 2002

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
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.


  • Acc. No. AR00029
  • Medium Oil paint on aluminium
  • Size overall: 2204 mm x 1544 mm x 55 mm
  • Credit 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