The Art of Blur

In class we explored abstract designs in black and white. Named “Cell”, this painting by Gerhard Richter shows a prison cell. The painting is particularly striking because Ritcher perfectly uses blur to represent an ominous atmosphere. The blur also helps the viewer take a glance into the mind of a prisoner: distorted and confused. Richter cleverly uses negative space in a way that allows us to identify the most important objects in the cell, such as a bookshelf. 

Read more about Richter here!

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