Saturday, December 13, 2008

Richter and more

Went to Edinburgh today to see the Gerhard Richter exhibition. It is a fairly small show of works at the National Gallery which have been borrowed from private collections and is well worth seeing as it contains three three which I think are probably the most beautiful paintings I have ever seen, "Skull", "Skull With Candle" and "Candle".

I've been aware of Richter's work for some years and have really liked the pieces I've seen, mostly his earlier works and mostly figurative or landscape. Not so keen on the abstracts, however!

The weather has been miserable, cold and wet here, so it was a bit disappointing to find it the same in the normally dry Edinburgh.

Met up with Mark but festive happenings meant that we didn't have much time to chat.