Palette as a painter's portrait: German artist collected photography series of painters' tools
The documented palettes belong to the greatest masters in the art history — Vincent van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Twombly and others. All of them are out in the open. Might be worth a look!
Schaller cataloged over 200 palettes from more than 70 artists, who have shaped the last hundred years of the history of European painting. His works seemed to provide an unprecedented historical key to the use of colour, organisation of space and brushwork of the "portrayed" artists.
Vincent van Gogh
Matthias Schaller selected twenty palettes for it to highlight the evolution of the major artistic movement, from
- Claude Monet's Palette.
- Claude Monet. Impression. Sun
The Impressionists lightened their palettes to include pure, intense colours. They used optical mixing rather than mixing on the palette.
Artists used layers of colours, leaving gaps in the top layers to reveal the colours underneath. The technique is achieved through hatching, cross-hatching, stippling, drybrushing, and sgraffito (scratching into the paint). Mixing of brighter colours is done directly on the canvas to aid in creating the broken colour effect and only darker colours are mixed on the palette.
- Edgar Degas' Palette
- Edgar Degas. The pink dancers before the ballet, 1884
as well as today what they did was sounder."
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Palette.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Jeune fille se peignant (La Toilette), 1894
- Camille Pissarro's Palette
- Camille Pissarro. Kew Gardens Crossroads near the Pond, 1892.
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 's Palette.
- Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Woman before a mirror, 1897
- Paul Cezanne's Palette.
- Paul Cezanne. The Card Players, 1894–1895. Musée d'Orsay, Paris
- Henri Matisse's Palette.
- Henri Matisse. Le chat aux poissons rouges, 1914
- Pablo Picasso's Palette
- Pablo Picasso. Woman with Yellow Hat (Jacqueline), 1961.
which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love."
- Marc Chagall's Palette.
- Marc Chagall. La joie familaile, 1976
- Wassily Kandinsky's Palette.
- Wassily Kandinsky. Yellow, Red, Blue. 1925
- Giorgio Morandi's Palette.
- Francis Bacon's Palette.
The Metaphysical painting (Pittura Metafisica) phase in Morandi’s work lasted from 1918 to 1922. This was to be his last major stylistic shift; thereafter, he focused increasingly on subtle gradations of hue, tone, and objects arranged in a unifying atmospheric haze, establishing the direction his art was to take for the rest of his life.
Left: Giorgio Morandi. Still Life, 1946
Based on materials from matthiasschaller.com