People can enjoy art in several ways. Some can produce it themselves, but those without such a gift can still enjoy looking at it and appreciating the wonders of skill and imagination that go into the creative process.
However, that also has two elements. On the one hand, great art can be viewed in a gallery. On the other it can be purchased and end up hanging on your wall.
Before going out to an art store and finding something to take to a framing shop in east London, it may be a good idea to give yourself some ideas of what will look wonderful in your home by visiting a gallery. The good news is that London will have some superb exhibitions starting in 2023, so there is lots of scope for inspiration.
The 2023 line-ups for the Tate Galleries were announced in June this year, with Tate Britain’s early year displays focusing on the work of Christina and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who used their art to promote some counter-cultural ideas in 19th century Britain.
The Tate Modern will start with the works of landscape artists Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian, with a range of works from flowers to abstracts, including some pictures never seen in Britain before.
Visitors to the National Gallery can still see the work of celebrated American painter Winslow Homer until January 8th, as well as Manet and Eva Gonzales until January 15th and Lucian Freud until January 22nd. Two Joseph Turner pictures currently on display in the UK for the first time in a century are on display until February 19th.
Fans of all things Hispanic may want to visit the Royal Academy from January 21st, when an exhibition of ‘Spain and the Hispanic World’ goes on display. Highlights include Giovanni Vespucci’s 1526 World Map and works by the likes of Goya, Velázquez, Zurbarán and El Greco.
These are just some of the exciting treats art lovers can enjoy in London early next year, which should provide lots of inspiration for anyone wanting a picture for their own home.