Cover, image source: Edition Taube

Notes

The second edition contains a new text about the work by Hank Schmidt in de Beek.

Publisher Note english

We can see a painter in painterly landscapes. Art enthusiasts might recognize the places where the big names of plein-air painting of the last centuries like Caspar David Friedrich, Ferdinand Hodler, Franz Marc, Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet or Vincent van Gogh et al. created their masterpieces. Hank Schmidt in der Beek stands in front of his canvas with the paint-brush in his hand. At second glance, you’ll recognize that he isn’t painting the same scene his famous predecessors painted there decades before: Instead, Hank Schmidt in der Beek is painting the pattern of his shirt.

Since 2009 Hank Schmidt in der Beek works on the ongoing series “Und im Sommer tu ich malen” (‘And in Summer I do Paint’). Together with the photographer Fabian Schubert he travels through Europe to paint his own self portrait. The work combines conceptual and concrete art as well as plein-air with portrait painting.

On 30 double pages the book juxtaposes the painting in opposition to the photograph of the moment of its genesis. A homage to modernist painting and its documentation.

Artists’ Book

Und im Sommer tu ich malen

by Hank Schmidt In der Beek, Fabian Schubert

Publisher
Release Place Munich, Germany
Edition 2nd revised edition
Release Date 2017
ISBN 978-3-945900-06-2
Credits
Designer: Tilman Schlevogt
Printrun 700
Work  
Subform Photobook
Topics Landscape, Pattern, Selfies, Shirts
Themes Plein-Air Painting
Methods Painting, Photography
Dimensions 20.0 × 28.0 cm
Pages 72