15.11.16 by Staff

Artist Travels to Scenic Locations Only to Paint the Pattern of His Own Shirt


Artist Hank Schmidt in der Beek and photographer Fabian Schubert offer a hilarious take on classic outdoor painting. In their collaboration, Und im Sommer tu ich malen (“And in the Summer, I do paint”), Schubert photographs in der Beek at various locations famously captured by artists like Cézanne and Monet. However, rather than focusing on the scenic landscape around him, in der Beek is seen painting the pattern of his shirt.

As in der Beek explains his thought process: “Confronted with the immenseness of the mountains and the littleness of my canvasses, I decided to paint what’s nearest to me instead of what’s afield and giant.” More images from the ongoing photographic series below!



























Und im Sommer tu ich malen, published by Edition Taube, is available here.


Fabian Schubert’s Website

Hank Schmidt in der Beek on Artsy

Via Colossal and It’s Nice That

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  • Habib Hourani

    First post that made me laugh :p

  • Michael Booker

    This is hilarious! Still great images though!

    • ya i think the joke is almost over-shadowing how great the images are – i especially love the red plaid one in the forest, one of the wider shots

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  • ben

    I love how the paintings are presented in the books as final works along with the hilarious context of their creation.

  • Yolonda Washington

    hilarious and corky

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