Gerhard Richter

Cole Carothers shares thoughts on a painting by Gerhard Richter in the Cincinnati Art Museum. Carothers writes: "[Richter's] relationship with action painting feels different. Where the Americans, paint 'inside the painting' as if they are part of an heroic landscape that is new world/American, Richter's mindset is distinctly psychological... His expressiveness seems more tragic, introverted, gawkward and cathartic. Spontaneity in his touch and gesture proceeds decisively and deliberately as a sequence of layers that reveal new relationships while simultaneously dissecting his emotional self."