I blur things to make everything equally important and equally unimportant. I blur things so that they do not look artistic or craftsmanlike but technological, smooth and perfect. I blur things to make all the parts a closer fit. Perhaps I also blur out the excess of unimportant information. -Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter- Richter uses squidgy's to create the layered and blurred textures in his artwork, his paintings are in large scale so the impact of the abstract art becomes apparent. the colours chosen complement each other well. you can see where Richter adds a new layer each time as you can see where he has turned the canvas. the light paint under layer is effective with the bright bold over layers adding depth into the piece.
The term “sfumato” (blurred, subsided, gradated)—a technique developed by Leonardo da Vinci and often used in the context of early modern Italian painting—was applied by Benjamin H. Buchloh to describe the workmanship of Gerhard Richter’s abstract paintings in the late 2000s, including this work.