Catalogue accompanying the exhibition Gerhard Richter. Landschaften at Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hanover, Germany (October 4, 1998 – January 3, 1999).
As a classic theme in painting Richter has drawn landscapes since 1968 when they first appeared as an independent work group in his oeuvre. Like no other motif, landscapes have occupied Richter over a long period. This volume affords an unparalleled insight into Richter's landscape paintings, in which landscape and abstraction are not opposed to each other, but appear instead as intertwined strands in the painter's view and his experience of reality.