Gerhard Richter: Panorama

Tate Modern

6 Oct 2011 – 8 Jan 2012

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Coinciding with the artist's 80th birthday, Gerhard Richter: Panorama is a major chronological retrospective that groups together significant moments of this remarkable painter's career, featuring the works for which he is famous as well as a number that are rarely seen in public.

Coinciding with the artist's 80th birthday, Gerhard Richter: Panorama is a major chronological retrospective that groups together significant moments of this remarkable painter's career, featuring the works for which he is famous as well as a number that are rarely seen in public.Richter has worked in many different styles, but he is best known for his realist paintings that mimic the blurred detail of out-of-focus snapshots. These paintings will be on show alongside more abstract pieces, glass and mirror works, portraits, landscapes and history paintings dealing with some of most troubled episodes of the 20th century.

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Alongside works responding to historical events, the show presents many of Richter's most ambitious abstract paintings " from his 1974 colour chart containing 4096 different coloured squares, to his 20-metre long Stroke of 1980 (presented for the first time outside Germany), to the magisterial and richly coloured Forest squeegee paintings of 1990, and culminating in the hauntingly beautiful six-part series Cage from 2006 on long loan to Tate.

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Daily, 10am – 6pm, Fri and Sat until 10pm (last admission to special exhibitions 45 mins before closing)

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