Art on your sleeve: famous views get shirty – in pictures

By Kathryn Bromwich

In 2009, Berlin-based photographer Fabian Schubert and artist Hank Schmidt in der Beek went on a hike in the Austrian Alps. They had planned to paint the landscape, but, says Schmidt in der Beek: “Confronted with the immenseness of the mountains and the littleness of my canvases I decided to paint what was nearest to me instead of what was far afield.” Thus the series Self-Portrait Landscape was born: in places where Cézanne, Hockney, Monet painted masterpieces, Schmidt in der Beek instead paints the patterns on his shirts, to the consternation of passersby. Their paintings and on-location photographs are collected in Und im Sommer tu ich malen (“And in summer I do paint”), a new book by Edition Taube.

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