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  • Habit is not mere subjugation, it is a tender tie: when one remembers habit it seems to have been happiness.
    Elizabeth Bowen

  • Sooner or later, the great men turn out to be all alike. They never stop working. They never lose a minute. It is very depressing.V.S. Pritchett

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Sounds like a kind of boring lunch.

- T


Gerhard Richter is one of my favorite painters.
This is a great piece,thank you,

This quote points out that being an artist is a job, just like any other, and artists go to work every day just like any employed person.

I'm an artist as well and also follow a predicable routine, like most people. That doesn't mean I always get the same amount of work done everyday, or always make great art work. Most of the time it's just work; inspiration comes and goes, just as what is accomplished at any job is better somedays than others.

I admire Gerhard Richter's artwork and I'm glad to know he considers himself as normal as the rest of us--except the unmowed lawn thing, now with that does he want us to think he is original?!

yea,inspiration comes and goes.

Very interesting article and the blog is beautifully decorated, where you take the material for publication?

Thank you

I've always though being an artist does require a lifestyle slightly different than most other professions. You need structure (otherwise you won't be productive and get anything done) but you must allow time and place for creativity. There's a subtle balance that the good artists learn to develop.

How could lunch be boring, there's food!

Yeah the lunch is a tad to structured... Mr Richter Indian? Thai? Mexican? I love his watercolours the most

Thanks for sharing, I hope you still our president in the same lite. Stephen King My Favoriate Green Mile. All good articles

Gerhard sounds like a man who know what he wants ,how he wants it and at what time. there is something very relaxing about this kind of man. We need more people in this world that know where they are going with their lives. Mr. Richter has already figured this out.

I went to see a major retrospective of Richter's in London last year and was impressed. As an artists it's always interesting to hear how other artists structure their time, and comforting to know that he's not painting constantly while he's in the studio! More like preparing to paint, which i can identify with.

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