PAI 003 Paintings Gerhard Richter *1932
Landschaft bei Koblenz I, 1987
© Gerhard Richter
Text: Gerhard Richter
"I find the Romantic period extraordinarily interesting. My landscapes have connections with Romanticism: at times I feel a real desire for, an attraction to, this period, and some of my pictures are a homage to Caspar David Friedrich."
Gerhard Richter (1999)
"Of course, my landscapes are not only beautiful or nostalgic, with a Romantic or classical suggestion of lost Paradises, but above all 'untruthful' (even if I did not always find a way of showing it); and by 'untruthful' I mean the glorifying way we look at nature — nature, which in all its forms is always against us, because it knows no meaning, no pity, no sympathy, because it knows nothing and is absolutely mindless: the total antithesis of ourselves, absolutely inhuman."
Gerhard Richter (1986)
Landschaft bei Koblenz II, 1987
Kleine Landschaft am Meer, 1969
19.3.89 (Gebirge), 1989