Gerhard Richter - Truth in Semblance Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
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The Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, is hosting an exhibition of works by Gerhard Richter. Entitled Gerhard Richter. Truth in Semblance, the show is his first comprehensive exhibition in Hungary, featuring almost 80 works from Hungarian and international public and private collections, and representing every period in his career. The works range from his photo-paintings of the 1960s and the color-rich abstract pieces, for which he is perhaps best known, to his most recent, intimate pencil drawings. The latter were produced after his announcement in the autumn of 2020 that he had finished his painted oeuvre—a fact that lends the Budapest show particular significance.
As part of the exhibition, the museum will screen the documentary film, Gerhard Richter Painting, which provides insight into Richter's working methods and his views on art. In the multiple award-winning film, viewers can glimpse inside the painter’s rarely seen studio, where he speaks about the essence of painting and about his conflicting relationship with the world outside his studio.