Betty (1988) by Gerhard Richter

Betty - Richter, Gerhard - 1988 - 2

Artwork Information

ArtistGerhard Richter
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions(101.9 x 59.4 cm)
Art MovementNew European Painting
Current LocationSaint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, US
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About Betty

Gerhard Richter’s work, titled Betty – Gerhard Richter – 1988 is characterized by incredible diversity. He has created pieces ranging from bright and colorful abstractions to near photo realism pieces. His works also incorporate elements of conceptual art, with his influences mainly from Warhol and Picasso. Some of his notable subject works include 1024 Colors, Bridget Bardot’s Lips, and May 18, 1888.

Richter has achieved international acclaim for his work and has exhibited in over 80 galleries around the world. His art has been well-received and won several awards such as the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1978. All of this showcases the incredible talent behind this artist.

The Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael is another incredible artwork that reflects the diverse talents of a great artist. The painting illustrates the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus on her arm as she listens to St John The Baptist preaching from a bible in front of them. It was painted with delicacy and an attention to detail that can only be attributed to Raphael’s skillful hand. This is another example of how art can transcend time, which speaks volumes about its power and importance in our lives today

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