This was a real surprise: I had arranged to meet an artist friend for a late Friday evening at the British Museum suggesting a visit to the Drawing Room as the exhibition Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation is currently showing & runs till 31st August.
I’m not a massive fan of Georg Baselitz but his early work (pre-upside down) was definitely worth seeing. The revelation for me though was the series of watercolours by Gerhard Richter.Their small scale (18 x 28cm appx) belies their power. The snaps I took are below and can give only a hint of the real thing.
He described the process of making abstract watercolours as similar to making large oil paintings “the same sort of problem, but with different means”. How true is that?