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19th century studio in the Braith Mali Museum in Biberach an der Riss

A studio , from the French for workshop , is the workplace of a creative person, for example the workshop of an artist or photographer , or a production facility like a film studio .

In a broader sense, it also refers to rooms that are suitable for living and working.

In an artist's studio (painters, photographers, fashion designers etc.), good exposure to daylight is of crucial importance; therefore, roof studios facing north are often used, which results in an even incidence of light.

Hans Makart's studio around 1875

The studio is often not only place for production, but often also for the self-presentation of the artist. A famous example from the period of historicism is the Viennese studio of Hans Makart (1840–1884), which also hosted legendary studio parties.

Ateliers in Art

From the 19th century on, studios were themselves motifs of pictorial representation. Well-known artists who have used their studio in their works are, for example:

Image examples



  • Dominique de Font-Réaulx: The Artist's Studio , 5-Continents-Editions, Paris 2005, ISBN 2-905724-19-6 (Musée d'Orsay / Paris); ISBN 88-7439-219-2 (5-Continents-Editions / Milan). The publication was conceived for the exhibition Dans l'atelier , which took place from February 15 to May 15, 2005 at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
  • Birgit Jooss : Ateliers as consecration places for art. The “artist altar” around 1900 , Munich 2002
  • Birgit Jooss: The studio as a mirror image of the artist. In: artist princes. Max Liebermann, Franz von Lenbach, Franz von Stuck. Edited by the Brandenburg Gate Foundation, Berlin 2009, pp. 57–66
  • Gérard-Georges Lemaire (texts) / Jean-Claude Amiel (photographs): Artists and their houses , Knesebeck Vlg., Munich 2004, ISBN 3-89660-208-X
  • Eva Mongi-Vollmer, The Painter's Studio - The Discourses of a Room in the Second Half of the 19th Century , Lukas Vlg. F. Art and Intellectual history, Berlin 2004, ISBN 978-3-936872-12-5
  • Sabine Schütz / Jan Nicolaisen: Das Atelier , Ed .: Klaus Herding / Hans W. Schmid, Galerie Hübner Frankfurt am Main, Verlag f. mod. Art, Frankfurt am Main 2008, ISBN 978-3-939738-95-4 . Exhibition documentation
  • Martin Schieder : En visite. German-French studio visits, 1830–1870 , in: Dialog und Differenzen, 1789–1870. Franco-German art relations. Les relations artistiques franco-allemandes , ed. by Isabelle Jansen and Friederike Kitschen, Berlin and Munich 2010, pp. 57–75 (Passagen / Passages, Vol. 34).
  • Martin Schieder: Apollonian order. In Willi Baumeister's studio , in: Willi Baumeister (1889–1955) paintings and drawings (exhibition catalog, Kunstmuseum Winterthur), ed. by Dieter Schwarz and Manuel Fontán del Junco, Düsseldorf 2011, pp. 11–26.
  • Guido Reuter and Martin Schieder (eds.): Inside / Outside. The studio in contemporary art, Petersberg 2012.
  • The downsides of the Düsseldorf painters along with shortened views of their last achievements. Illustrations by Wilhelm Camphausen and Henry Ritter with 19 individual portraits of Düsseldorf painters in their studios, Düsseldorf, Julius Buddeus, 1845

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wohn-Welten: Habitat in der globalisiert Moderne, Hennig , p. 79, Google Books, accessed on September 19, 2015
  2. Hans Ottomeyer, The Great Ateliers of Historicism, in: Ralph Gleis (Ed.), Makart - An artist governs the city, Vienna 2011, pp. 70–81.
  3. Musée d'Orsay: Bazille's studio

See also

Web links

Commons : Atelier  - album with pictures, videos and audio files