5/29/15 Notes to Myself:
Palettes have personality and I've always been a bit curious about them. Interestingly, I came across a few articles on some very interesting palettes and found a piece written about palettes from some of the worlds most well known master painters. Artists like Van Gogh,Munch,Renoir and the list goes on. Oh...what a treat! Photographer Matthias Schaller over the past 8 years has found and photographed these awesome elements of a painters "tool box". What's so interesting about viewing them is the connection between the physical palette and their work. Perhaps the most obvious is the palette of Vincent Van Gogh which speaks to the "paint". It's thick and full of defined brush strokes. Much like his paintings. If you are in Italy you can view this photo documentary called Das Meisterstück (The Masterpiece) by Schaller at the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice. Wish I could go!!! To read more click here: http://www.matthiasschaller.com/ I'm looking at my palette and may share more on that next week.