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'I'm painting like an old fossil'

In an extended version of the broadcast interview, German artist Gerhard Richter - considered one of the greatest living painters - gives reporter Nicola Stanbridge a tour of his latest show at the National Portrait Gallery.

He describes the "subconscious" inspiration for his art, the photographic techniques used in his paintings and the more hopeful style of his recent work, as seen in the painting (below) of his daughter, Ella.

Ella by Gerhard Richter

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