Reinhard Görner - Pictures, Art, Photography

Reinhard Görner

  Haus des Rundfunks, Lichthof by Reinhard Görner
Haus des Rundfunks, Lichthof
Interior Views
CA$ 3,990
  Gemäldegalerie rot/blau by Reinhard Görner
Gemäldegalerie rot/blau
Interior Views
CA$ 8,790
  Gemäldegalerie blau/grün by Reinhard Görner
Gemäldegalerie blau/grün
Interior Views
  Palazzo Nicolaci by Reinhard Görner
Palazzo Nicolaci
Palazzi
from CA$ 1,149 to CA$ 2,590
  Villa Palagonia, Rotunde by Reinhard Görner
Villa Palagonia, Rotunde
Palazzi
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  Villa Palagonia, Saal by Reinhard Görner
Villa Palagonia, Saal
Palazzi
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  Palazzo Balbi, Sala by Reinhard Görner
Palazzo Balbi, Sala
Palazzi
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  Palazzo Mocenigo, Sala by Reinhard Görner
Palazzo Mocenigo, Sala
Palazzi
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  Palazzo Biscari by Reinhard Görner
Palazzo Biscari
Palazzi
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  Palazzo Mocenigo, Enfilade by Reinhard Görner
Palazzo Mocenigo, Enfilade
Palazzi
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  Palazzo Mocenigo, „Die Ankunft“ by Reinhard Görner
Palazzo Mocenigo, „Die Ankunft“
Palazzi
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  Istituto Veneto, Bibliothek by Reinhard Görner
Istituto Veneto, Bibliothek
Palazzi
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  Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Sala by Reinhard Görner
Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Sala
Palazzi
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  Neues Museum I by Reinhard Görner
Neues Museum I
Museumsinsel
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  Neues Museum III by Reinhard Görner
Neues Museum III
Museumsinsel
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  Alte Nationalgalerie by Reinhard Görner
Alte Nationalgalerie
Museumsinsel
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  Bode-Museum Ausstellungsraum by Reinhard Görner
Bode-Museum Ausstellungsraum
Museumsinsel
CA$ 2,590
  Neues Museum II by Reinhard Görner
Neues Museum II
Museumsinsel
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  Alte Nationalgalerie, Halle  by Reinhard Görner
Alte Nationalgalerie, Halle
Museumsinsel
CA$ 3,190
  Alte Nationalgalerie, Rotunde II by Reinhard Görner
Alte Nationalgalerie, Rotunde II
Museumsinsel
CA$ 3,190
  Bronzino: Ugolino Martelli by Reinhard Görner
Bronzino: Ugolino Martelli
CUTOUTS
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  De Heem: Stillleben mit Früchten by Reinhard Görner
De Heem: Stillleben mit Früchten
CUTOUTS
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  Grand Perron  by Reinhard Görner
Grand Perron
Versailles
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  Parterre d'eau by Reinhard Görner
Parterre d'eau
Versailles
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  Parterre de l'Orangerie by Reinhard Görner
Parterre de l'Orangerie
Versailles
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  Cour de Marbre by Reinhard Görner
Cour de Marbre
Versailles
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  Château de Versailles, Galerie des Glaces by Reinhard Görner
Château de Versailles, Galerie des Glaces
Versailles
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  Château de Versailles, Salon de la Guerre by Reinhard Görner
Château de Versailles, Salon de la Guerre
Versailles
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  Château de Versailles, Salon de la Paix by Reinhard Görner
Château de Versailles, Salon de la Paix
Versailles
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Background Information about Reinhard Görner

Introduction

ABOUT THE WORK

Interior Views and Museumsinsel

Art and architecture have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship for thousands of years. Reinhard Görner impressively shows how opulent spaces and meaningful paintings and sculptures can add up to more than the sum of their parts. He invariably finds the perfect perspective for illustrating their fascinating appeal.

The museums populating Berlin’s Museum Island make ideal subjects for Reinhard Görner’s clear visual language. The photographer makes it plain that the art world had a skillful ally in architect Friedrich August Stüler, who designed two of the museums there. Görner captures the atmospheric lighting, the ambiance of the space, the beauty of the paintings, and the power of the sculptures in such a way that a new and exciting work of art emerges. Equally successful with modern buildings such as the Haus des Rundfunks, Görner’s point of view broadens the viewer’s perspective.

Château de Versailles and Palazzi

Ever dreamt of strolling through Versailles like Louis XIV, the Sun King himself? Reinhard Görner makes this majestic wish come true with his series, Château de Versailles. The photographer gives the viewer an exclusive and private glimpse into the castle’s impressive halls. However, to create this effect, Görner does not require Baroque extravagance; he also gives us exquisite insights into the smaller, yet no less impressive, Palazzi.

With his camera, Reinhard Görner breathes new life into the rooms. History becomes perceptible in his photographs. The Hall of Mirrors tells of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles after World War I. In the Salon de Paix, one can practically hear the concerts of Queen Marie Lszczynska. Despite, or perhaps due to, his special approach to architectural photography, Görner can capture a wealth of extravagant details without losing himself in them.

Parc de Versailles

Most parks seem made for jogging. The Parc de Versailles, on the other hand, invites you to linger, although that is not so easy to see now, with the constant stream of thousands of tourists strolling the paths. Reinhard Görner presents André Le Nôtre‘s wonderfully artistic achievement in landscaping as it once pleased their Royal Majesties: as the perfect composition of symmetry and infinity.

Görner also retains the same sense of lightness in the pictures of the monumental constructions such as the Grand Perron. The secret of the photographs’ expressive power lies in their perspectives and depiction of nature’s perfection.

Cutouts

Sometimes a cut-out shows more than the whole. In his Cutouts, Reinhard Görner directs our attention to details that, when emphasised in this way, take on tremendous significance. The gesture of a queen sparks the imagination. A youth’s learned expression takes on fearful characteristics.

Reinhard Görner respects painters and their work, which is even still plain to see when he presents their work in part. The paintings are depicted in great detail to let the gaze wander. Much like the old masters, Görner limits what we can see to guide us to sections where we discover something new.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in 1950, Reinhard Görner has lived in Berlin since 1970. The German capital offers infinite opportunities for architectural photography, and new ones are constantly being created. An inspiring city for Reinhard Görner. The freelance photographer has been impressing the art world with his architectural pictures since 1982.

TECHNIQUE

As a photographer, Reinhard Görner abstains from tools that could distort reality, meeting his own high aesthetic standards without using a wide-angle lens. His art lies in finding the perfect perspective. He mainly uses available light. In this way, he genuinely honours the work of architecture while creating exciting visual compositions.

In my photographs, I show how architecture influences the way we experience life.
Reinhard Görner

Bio

1950Born in Leipzig, grew up in Allgäu
1970Moved to Berlin
German culture and literature studies, Sinology studies, engagement in Photography
Since 1982Free Architecture Photographer
Lives and works in Berlin

Exhibitions

2006Architekturfotografien im Store des amj design interiors , Berlin
2005aus der Serie 'Pflanzen.Räume' Beitrag zur Gesamtschau "Deutschland in Japan", Gallery B u. C, Tokio, Japan
2001'Bait Canteen', Origin Gallery, Dublin
2008 Erhabene Räume, Cologne, Frankfurt, Berlin, Germany