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Plain Air Painter


Plain air painters are those that take pleasure in the act of painting outdoors, and paint the landscape that surrounds them. Many plain air painters will create and capture amazing scenery, especially places that many have not visited before. I’m sure it was quite popular in the times where we lacked air transportation such as airplanes, and where the world was so immense and mysterious. Such time was during mid-19th century where the revolution in France impacted the artists of that time. Painters such as Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edouard Degas, and others, became the impressionists. These painters took their paint tubes and easels outdoors, where they re-created the world as colors, which suggested light.

These are the photographs of  Hank Schmidt in der Beek,  called In den Zillertaler Alpen, painted by Fabian Schubert. I don’t know if it was a collaborate work, to a one-man idea, but this approach of “plain air painting” is quite amusing. The painter just paints whatever pattern of shirt he wares that day. It is quite contrary to that of the impressionist. Here the artist goes outside his boundaries and completely out of the box to create these peculiar paintings that question the past movement of the impressionist and other preexisting plain air painters.


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  1. Schechinger wrote:

    The idea was Hank Schmidt in der Beek’s, Fabian Schubert is the photographer!
    Niklas Schechinger

    Friday, November 16, 2012 at 1:06 am | Permalink
  2. bfrancis wrote:

    It is amusing that he paints what he is wearing rather than painting the beautiful landscape around him.

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Permalink