Gerhard Richter, Elbe 2
Gerhard Richter: Rot, Blau, Gelb, 1973 - oil on canvas (Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany)
“I don’t create blurs. Blurring is not the most important thing: nor is it an identity tag for my pictures. When I dissolve demarcations and create transitions, this is not in order to destroy the representation, or to make it more artistic or less precise. The flowing transitions, the smooth, equalizing surface, clarify the content and make the representation credible (an alla prima impasto would be too reminiscent of painting, and would destroy the illusion).” — G.R.