Photographs of 50 Painters’ Palettes from Picasso to Van Gogh

Pablo Picasso

Painters’ palettes give us a glimpse into their process and even allows us to imagine the artists holding it while creating one of their significant pieces. Matthias Schaller has given us such a glimpse with his project of photographs of painters palettes including Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Munch, Kahlo, Matisse, Cézanne, Dali, Mondrian, and many more.

Matthias Schaller finds art in the tools of artists and humanity in people-less places. … His particular sort of “indirect” portraiture suggests that the marks we make and the traces we leave behind reveal as much about us as our actual physical presence.

It’s difficult to disagree with such an assertion when looking at Das Meisterstück (The Masterpiece). These large-format photographs of painters’ palettes are undeniably linked to the art they produced. Francis Bacon’s palette is gloomy and elemental much like his own raw imagery, Van Gogh’s is packed with vibrant, lively lines, whereas Eugène Delacroix’s is meticulously constructed. [The Telegraph]

Vincent van Gogh

 

Salvador Dalí

 

Claude Monet

 

Frida Kahlo

 

Edgar Degas

 

Edvard Munch

 

Édouard Manet

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

 

 

Francis Bacon

 

Camille Pissarro

 

Wassily Kandinsky

 

Piet Mondrian

 

Paul Klee

 

Paul Cézanne

 

Henri Matisse

 

Fernand Léger

 

Eugène Delacroix

 

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

 

Emil Nolde

 

Édouard Vuillard

 

Cy Twombly

 

Camille Corot

 

Balthus

 

Asger Jorn

 

Alphonse Mucha

 

Alexei Jawlensky

 

Alberto Giacometti

 

Albert Marquet

 

Yves Klein

 

Pierre Bonnard

 

Otto Modersohn

 

Oskar Kokoschka

 

Natalia Goncharova

 

Max Beckmann

 

Marc Chagall

 

John Singer Sargent

 

John Constable

 

Joan Miró

 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

 

Gustave Moreau

 

Gustave Courbet

 

Giovanni Segantini

 

Giorgio Morandi

 

Giorgio de Chirico

 

Gino Severini

 

Georges Seurat

 

Georges Braque

 

JMW Turner

* Via The Telegraph.

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