I was fascinated when I saw Richter’s first landscape works, especially those which looked like illustrations for a travelogue. Since then I have been trying to understand what it is he does in his landscapes which make them so unlike “landscape art” in a conventional sense. This is important for the development of my research on Australian Landscape Art and for the book I hope will come from it.
I will add progressively to this page as I go, mainly as background. I have tried to emulate a couple of Richterian images in my own paintings which have been pretty dismal, although I am not sure why. It’s worthy of more discussion.