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The dark side of Pop Art

Gerhard Richter

Familie nach altem Meister

  • Translated titleFamily after Old Master
  • Year1965
  • MaterialOil on canvas
  • Dimensions147 x 155 cm
  • Year of acquisition1987
  • Inventory numberUAB 363
  • On viewBasement floor

More about the artwork

When Gerhard Richter created this painting, he was already 33 years old. It nevertheless counts among the artist’s earlier existing works, and is listed as number 26 in his catalogue of paintings. The reason for this is that Richter destroyed everything he had produced before his flight from the German Democratic Republic in 1961. This work is exemplary of his œuvre in many respects. Instead of composing a motif himself, he chose a photographic reference: a black-and-white catalogue illustration of John Singleton Copley’s family portrait “The Copley Family” (1776–77). Imitating photography’s motion blur, he transferred the image back onto canvas. Richter’s style of painting is deliberately impersonal. He refrains from painterly gestures and thus imitates the smoothness of the photographic surface. Richter thus illustrates how closely photography and painting are intertwined. Just as photography carries traces of different painterly modes and genres—such as the group portrait—painting has also responded to and incorporated the aesthetic manifestations of mechanically reproduced images.

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Andy Warhol Natalie Wood, 1962 UAB 502
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Cy Twombly Untitled (Roses), 2008
Andy Warhol Still Life (Hammer and Sickle), 1976 UAB 546
Andy Warhol Still Life Hammer and Sickle, 1976
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 UAB 524
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975
KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch & Debo Eilers), seit 2010 KAFTAN_SCHNAKEN Table #2, 2015 UAB 1081