This Artist Paints His Own Shirt As An Homage To Famous Painters

Artist Hank Schmidt in der Beek visits locations of famous paintings, only to paint the pattern of his own shirt instead of the scenery.

fabian schubert 11 1

Photographer Fabian Schubert and artist Hank Schmidt in der Beek create a playful, absurd take on painting en plein air with this ongoing photo series titled Und im Sommer tu ich malen (“And in summer, I paint”).

The Berlin-based duo travels to a number of stunning natural locations painted by famous artists like Monet, Van Gogh, and Ferdinand Hodler. But, rather than painting the scenery, in der Beek paints the pattern of his own shirt. Schubert’s photographs of the resulting scenes are very funny, presenting an interesting challenge for art experts who want to try identifying which painter inspired which image.

“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,” in der Beek said of the project. It definitely helps that he seems to have a 1980s-inspired penchant for vividly patterned sweaters and stripe-y polo shirts.

Find more of Fabian Schubert’s work on his portfolio, built using Format. And take a peek at Hank Schmidt in der Beek’s gallery.

fabian-schubert-1
fabian-schubert-2
fabian-schubert-16
fabian-schubert-4
fabian-schubert-5
fabian-schubert-6
fabian-schubert-7
fabian-schubert-8
fabian-schubert-9
fabian-schubert-10
fabian-schubert-11
fabian-schubert-12
fabian-schubert-13
fabian-schubert-14
fabian-schubert-3
Where Photographers Get Serious.

Latest

Create an online portfolio in minutes

*Promotion valid until November 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Promotional discount off the subscription price of a new Basic, Pro, Pro Plus, Workflow or Bundle annual plan can be applied at checkout with code CYBER60. Discount applies to the first year only. Cannot be combined with any other promotion.