Realism and Abstraction in the Work of Gehard Richter: The Social History of Postwar German Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Art historians have frequently wrestled with Gerhard Richter's shifting stylistic choices. In individual presentations, Paul Jaskot, professor of the history of art and architecture at DePaul University, and Christine Mehring, associate professor of art history at the University of Chicago, will focus on two key bodies of work in Richter's career---his painterly reproductions of family and popular press photographs and his gestural abstractions---to situate these choices in relationship to social and political developments of urgency to the artist and postwar Germany in general.
This program is sponsored by the Northwestern Departments of Art History and of German.