The art: Gerhard Richter, Uncle Rudi, 1965.
The news: "World War II From the Ground Up," by Richard J. Evans in The New York Times Book Review. Evans’ essay is a review of Max Hastings’ new book "Inferno: The World at War 1939-45," which Evans says is an “account of the war that concentrates on the lived experience of the men and women who took part in it,” men like Richter’s Uncle Rudi.
The source: Collection of the Pamatnik Lidice/Lidice Memorial, Lidice, Czech Republic. Uncle Rudi is included in "Gerhard Richter," a retrospective exhibition on view now at the Tate Modern.
Related: On Modern Art Notes, I detailed how and why Uncle Rudi is one of the most influential paintings of the 20th century. 

The art: Gerhard Richter, Uncle Rudi, 1965.

The news: "World War II From the Ground Up," by Richard J. Evans in The New York Times Book Review. Evans’ essay is a review of Max Hastings’ new book "Inferno: The World at War 1939-45," which Evans says is an “account of the war that concentrates on the lived experience of the men and women who took part in it,” men like Richter’s Uncle Rudi.

The source: Collection of the Pamatnik Lidice/Lidice Memorial, Lidice, Czech Republic. Uncle Rudi is included in "Gerhard Richter," a retrospective exhibition on view now at the Tate Modern.

Related: On Modern Art Notes, I detailed how and why Uncle Rudi is one of the most influential paintings of the 20th century. 

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