Palette of Marc Chagall
Melissa Faithful for Art-Sheep
Since 2007 photographer Matthias Schaller is a photographer and inspirer of a project titled Das Meisterstück (The Masterpiece) for which he has photographed the pallets of seventy painters from both the 19th and 20th century so far. Since 2007 the photographer has captured the pallets of famous artists such as Matisse, Matisse, and Picasso.
Inspired by the pallet of Cy Twombly, Schaller started discovering and capturing famous artists’ pallets, that look like art objects or abstract paintings. He has traveled all around Europe and the United States, finding these objects in private collections, museums and with family members of the late painters.
These “oil on pallets” offer a view on the artists’ personal style as well as their techniques. Schaller presents his photographic work in large format, in order to show the viewer every detail of the artists’ brushstrokes. It’s amazing how these paint pallets showcase the artists’ unique painting style and how beautifully they stand on their own, as art objects.