Online Art Inspiration

Matisse - the red room

There is nothing like standing in front of a piece of art you love. A few years back I had the chance to see Matisse’s The Red Room at the Hermitage in Amsterdam. Unfortunately I don’t have the time to see beautiful art in real life as often as I would like. So here are a few tips of art that can inspire you while sitting behind your laptop. Leave a comment if I missed out your favorite source of inspiration!

Museum websites

Many museums have amazing websites. Personally I love the Rijksmuseum Rijksstudio website. Rijksstudio is an online image gallery of a lot of the Rijksmuseum’s artwork – available to download in high quality – for FREE!!

The Art Assignment

Many museums also have youtube channels with interviews or background information about current exhibits. Aside from browsing museum YouTube channels I really enjoy watching the Art Assignment. This channel features a new video each week. In the videos modern artists are interviewed, background information is given and, as you might have guessed from the title, you are challenged to carry out your own art assignment.

Artsy.net

I recently discovered artsy.net – best described as a social media platform for art. The website provides high resolution images of many paintings, background articles and information about buying and selling art. It’s a great website to discover new artists and learn more about the value of art.

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