Grau ohne Grund. Gerhard Richters Monochromien als Herausforderung der Künstlerischen Avantgarde

AuthorFriedrich, Julia
Date2009
PublisherStrzelecki Books, Köln
DetailsSoftcover, 208 pages
ISBN 9783981271430
Language German
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Thesis (Ph.D.). - University of Hamburg, Hamburg, 2008

The book Grau ohne Grund: Gerhard Richters Monochromien als Herausforderung der künstlerischen Avantgarde is based on a doctoral thesis, that concentrates on Gerhard Richter’s monochrome pictures. Beginning with Kazimir Malevich, monochromes by other artists are also analysed and comparatively juxtaposed with Richter’s.
Gerhard Richter’s unique position, which differs a great deal from the artistic avant-garde, is also highlighted. In particular, the work Eight Grey (2002) [CR: 878/1-8] is closely examined, and the formation of Richter’s monochrome works is traced along the context of his œuvre.