The Artist's Studio - Part IV - Other Artist's Studios

Updated: Mar 27, 2021

If you’re anything like me, you love to see what other artist’s studios look like. In The Artist’s Studio series, the 3T Art Blog has looked at finding the right spot for your studio, setting up your workspace, and how to get the best lighting for your studio. To finish things off, we’re going to see how other artists (famous and local) set up their studios.

Brief History

Let’s start with a brief-ish history of the artist’s studio.

Evidence suggests that the earliest art studio found to-date is around 100,000 years old. First excavated in 1991, this “workshop” in Blombos Cave, South Africa, contained tools like grindstones and hammerstones, as well as raw materials like bones, charcoal and ochre, which is an iron-rich red rock. It’s thought that these ingredients were ground down, put into sea shells with some kind of liquid and heated to make a paint-like solution that was applied to cave walls, objects or as body paint.