Saw this painting by the Modern Master, Gerhard Richter and just couldn't pass up sharing it. This abstract painting on a photograph transcends the sum of it's parts to become a very captivating image that we find ourselves indulging in. Click for larger view.
I don't know who originated this idea and there are several who do it well, but Richter just seems to take the idea so much further; makes it so much more cerebral. This is one of 10 images from his exhibit at Fundacion Telefonica. Their thumbnails click to a much larger size, which makes it easier to appreciate what's going on here.
This particular image was spotted at artnews.org where you'll notice the names of major cities under the red navigation bar. I make it a habit to click those links to see exhibits and shows going on around the world. It's a great resource blog. Just click Home to take you to the current page.