Process: Gerhard Richter

How does Gerhard Richter make those big abstract paintings? Filmmaker Corinna Belz spent three years recording Gerhard Richter at work in his Cologne studio. Here is some footage from the 2010 film, “Gerhard Richter Painting,” which is on view this weekend at the Tate Modern in conjunction with his career retrospective, “Gerhard Richter; Panorama,” that opened earlier this month. “I’m still very sure that painting is one of the most basic human capacities, like dancing and singing,” Richter says in the exhibition catalogue.

“Gerhard Richter: Panorama,” curated by Mark Godfrey. Tate Modern, London, through January 8, 2012.

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