Famous artists and their workshops/Atelier
A studio is a very important place for an artist. These creative studios sometimes seem like a pile of junk, but this is where creations are born! Scroll further to view the studios of famous artists! The images are in random order. There are both well-known and slightly less popular painters, sculptors and architects.
A studio is a workshop, especially that of a visual artist.
A specific condition for a painter’s studio is a non-changing daylighting of constant quality. That is why a painter’s studio usually has a window on the north to prevent sunlight from falling into the room. Due to direct sunlight, too strong drop shadows, too large differences in intensity and color temperature of the light with varying clouds and, due to the rotation of the earth, a constantly changing angle of incidence of light. The height of an atelier is also important. A heavy studio easel, with standing work, has an extension of almost 3 meters.
An ideal studio has space and lots of daylight. That is why the traditional workshop is often arranged in the attic of buildings, where large windows can be made with a few interventions. Ateliers are also arranged in former classrooms and factory halls that have good roof lights. If one speaks of studio windows, one means high north-facing windows.
Finding a suitable studio can be a problem for artists because there are generally too few affordable spaces. Large municipalities sometimes try to do something about this by building special studio apartments.
In Amsterdam there is a so-called ‘breeding ground policy’, with which one wants to increase the range of affordable work locations for artists. In the province of Gelderland, the SLAK (Stichting Leniging Ateliernood Kunstenaars) is active (based in Arnhem), one of the largest and most well-known studio foundations in the Netherlands. Buildings that would otherwise be empty are rented out to artists by the SLAK on a temporary basis. In addition, this foundation keeps the theme ‘on the agenda’ and is closely involved in new construction projects (in collaboration with housing associations).
The word atelier is also sometimes used for a space where artworks are exhibited and sold by the artist himself, but in most cases an art dealer is called a ‘gallery’.