Since 2009, photographer Fabian Schubert and artist Hank Schmidt in der Beek have been involved in a humorous collaboration titled Und im Sommer tu ich malen (‘And in the Summer I do paint’). Traveling to locations whose landscapes inspired great painters, Schmidt in der Beek sets up his easel, but ends up painting his shirt’s pattern on the canvas instead. The comical scene, described as a ‘homage to modernist painting and conceptual art’, is then photographed by Schubert. So while you get a glimpse of  Cezanne’s Mont San Victoire or Ferdinand Hodler’s Mount Grammont in the background, we assure you that your vision will immediately zoom in on that easel and shirt print. And in this case, it isn’t a necessarily a bad thing.

The collection has since been published into a book by Edition Taube; do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy.

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