Meadowland (1985) by Gerhard Richter

Meadowland - Richter, Gerhard - 1985 - 2

Artwork Information

ArtistGerhard Richter
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions(90.5 x 94.9 cm)
Art MovementNew European Painting
Current LocationThe Museum of Modern Art, New York
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About Meadowland

Gerhard Richter is one of the most renowned German painters and has 138 works online. One of his widely famous pieces is Meadowland (572-4) 1985, produced as a part of his top35-realism series. By producing a mirror effect on this artwork, Richter was attempting to give a critique to society. This piece is an intriguing blend of emotions and offers an emotional impact to the onlookers.

Display at major art galleries all over Europe, Meadowland resulted in critical acclaims and inducted him into the list of most celebrated realists and naturalists. The collector who acquired this masterpiece was taken aback by its authenticity and flair – two important features of painting that differentiate abstract art from realism.

Still today, viewers are mesmerized by the power given by this artwork – it considerably brings out social issues we face as a society. Another masterpiece from Gerhard Richter’s repertoire is Himalaya (D0944) 1968, which he produced after he revisited Dusseldorf from London in 1967. This canvas works outstandingly when it comes to visual composition, with its combination of several intensely contrasting colours that results in a balanced artwork. Himalaya also expresses feelings and emotions through seemingly still elements – echoing the uniqueness we have come to expect fromRichter’s creations since then.

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