When artists travel to scenic locations around the world, they usually paint the stunning scenery in front of them. Hank Schmidt in der Beek, however, isn’t like most artists.
In collaboration with photographer Fabian Schubert, Hank has come up with a most genius project called Und im Sommer tu ich malen (or And in the Summer I do paint).
It involves the duo visiting places around Europe where plein air painters such as Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne, made their works. But instead of painting the same scenes, Hank opts to paint the patterns on his shirt!
The unexpectedly funny series not only celebrates art, but also shows that it shouldn’t always be taken so seriously.
“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,” said Hank.
The duo, who met while hiking up a mountain 2009, Fabian lugging his camera and the Hank carrying his easel, have released a book about the project.
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