Museo del Prado 6




Thomas Struth
Museo del Prado 6
Madrid 2006
Photograph mounted on Plexiglas (Diasec)
172,6 x 211,8 cm
Inv 9451
Courtesy of the artist

Thomas Struth


Geldern (Alemania), 1954

He started out as a painter in Dusseldorf, where he studied with Peter Kleeman and Gerhard Richter and the photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher, but soon abandoned painting to devote himself to photography. His conception of photographic images as tools for revealing the relationships of individuals or groups with their surroundings is a significant feature of his work. With his series Museum, he became the first living artist to exhibit in the Museo del Prado.