Gerhard Richter - Seascape (Sea-Sea). Oil on canvas, 200x200 cm (1970)
German painter Gerhard Richter, whose approach to art is classical, has maintained a lifelong fascination for the new relationships between paintings and photography. His pictures, painted from his own photographs or from press pictures, were imbued with a strict expressive neutrality. With his large canvases representing landscapes, mountains, clouds and seascapes, he has established himself as a worthy heir to the German Romantic tradition.