Art and Heritage in Central Europe
The Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest is hosting an exhibition of works by the world-renowned contemporary German master Gerhard Richter, who turns ninety next year. Entitled Gerhard Richter. Truth in Semblance, the show is the artist’s first comprehensive exhibition in Hungary, featuring almost eighty works from Hungarian and international public and private collections, and representing every period of his career. Among the eighty works on display are four larger, multi-part series, making it a total of around two hundred works awaiting visitors. The exhibits range from his iconic photo-paintings of the 1960s, through the colour-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.
From 27 August to 28 November 2021
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