Artist Travels To Scenic Places Just To Paint The Pattern On His Shirt

Taran Underwood

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Edition Taube

An artist and a photographer have teamed up to make a hilarious stream of jokes in which they travel to a beautiful location, set up the canvas and instead of painting the gorgeous surrounding, the artist simply paints the pattern on his own shirt.

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Art is the furthest thing from a joke but, it doesn't always have to be taken so seriously. Hank Schmidt in der Beek and Fabian Schubert have been trying to send a message with their work and show that art is unpredictable and it means whatever you want it to.

The dynamic duo started their project in 2009 and are still making magic today. They have since traveled the globe to set up their canvas in different spots with attractive views.

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They have called the project Und im Sommer tu ich malen which translates to In Summer, I Paint and believe it or not, big names in the art industry appreciate their work too.

According to the artist, Hank said that there is no big secret to the way they do things. "Basically, I paint whatever my wardrobe offers me," he said.

Don't let that lead you to believe that they're doing this casually. They've travelled to locations that have been visited in the past by some of the biggest names in art like Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, and Claude Monet.

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Hank explained that "He was with his medium format camera to take some photographs, me with some canvases and an easel to make some paintings, 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."

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Each painting comes out different but one thing remains the same, it's whatever is on Hank's chest. If you want to see more, their photographs are grouped together in a book called Und im Sommer tu ich malen and is published by Edition Taube.


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