GERHARD RICHTER: LECTURE SERIES – RICHTER THE ROMANTIC

6.00PM Wed 15 Nov 2017
GOMA | Cinema B | Book Now

In this three-part after hours lecture series, hear from experts and curators as they highlight one aspect of Richter's complex practice.

Gerhard Richter's landscapes are often interpreted as evoking 18th and 19th century German Romanticism and the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). In this instalment, Dr Andrea Bubenik considers how the lens of Romanticism both enables and complicates our understanding of the landscapes included in 'Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images.' She explores how Richter's paintings of seascapes and icebergs fostered the so-called 'arctic sublime', and the need for a shift toward the pole of ecocriticism.

Andrea Bubenik is a Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Queensland, Australia, who completed her PhD at Queen's University in Canada in 2007. Her monograph entitled Reframing Albrecht Dürer: The Appropriation of Art, 1528-1700 was published with Ashgate (2013), and focuses on aspects of the reception of Albrecht Dürer. Most recently Andrea co-edited and contributed an essay on reproductive printmaking to Perspectives on the Art of Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77), forthcoming with Brepols (2017).