4900 Colours was a monumental piece of work by Gerhard Richter. Crafted with 196 square panels of 25 bright monochrome colored squares, arranged in a grid formation the piece ultimately created sheets of kaleidoscop-like colors. The patterns were configured to a number of random variations, all from one large-scale piece to multiple, smaller paintings. When preparing for presentation in the Serpentine gallery, Richter specially crated a version with 49 paintings.
Richter’s works are especially interested to me as that in reality it is a simple concept, really, but together it helps to make something so intricate. the history and inspiration for the project are truly intricate as they came out of the south transept window of Cologne Cathedral, replacing the stained glass that had been destroyed in the Second World War.