Welcome to the world of art, aesthetics, and an artsy travel gram! This one is for all you art connoisseurs who love to travel and explore art for art’s sake. The world is a beautiful place, and it deserves to be seen. But moreover, if you love art, then how can you not travel for the sake of art?
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So without wasting any more time, let’s dive straight into the world of art, culture, and travel! Scroll down to find out the top destinations you must visit as an art enthusiast!
Italy is the birthplace of not just legendary artists such as Raphael, Da Vinci, and Michelangelo, but it is also the birthplace of the Renaissance itself. From visiting the vibrant Murano island to exploring the intricacies of glass-making as an art form since the 1200s to strolling through one of the most famous museums in the even more popular Vatican City, Italy has so much to offer.
Italy is home to famous works of art such as the Sistine Chapel and David by Michelangelo, St. Peter’s Basilica, and other masterpieces of equally famous artists such as Raphael, da Vinci, Giotto, and Botticelli. Both Florence and Rome are the center of Renaissance artworks. Don’t miss out on pieces by the legendary Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.
There are several famous artists who hail from Spain. From painting to architecture and even sculpting, there’s so much to explore and appreciate about vibrant Spain. Visitors can begin with a trip to the beautiful Guggenheim Bilbao, a space-age construction in Silver dedicated to contemporary art.
The inside of this structure is quite impressive, characterized by three floors all centered around the atrium with the help of glass elevators and curved walkways. Barcelona is famous for its architecture, one of the most popular cities in Spain.
From visiting the legendary Catalan Modernism that flourished between 1888 and 1906 to discovering Gaudí’s famous works, inclusive of bright mosaics at La Sagrada Familia and Güell Park – If you still have time, you must visit Casa Milà and Casa Batllò, better known to the world as La Pedrera (the stone quarry), a space for exhibiting the very last of Gaudí’s works.
Discover the eccentric blend of media and styles in Havana, where you will be able to meet different artists inside their studios. Whether it’s ceramics, print work, or even painting, art is a vital part of the Cuban identity, and it happens to be an interesting method of experiencing this colorful culture.
While Buenos Aires usually boasts several famous street artists exploring the works of Frida Kahlo in Mexico, entire Latin America has so much to offer. You can even visit Frida’s house located in Mexico and spend some time watching the murals made by Diego Rivera, Frida’s husband.
Possibly one of the most popular and anticipated gallery openings recently, MOCAA, or the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, is located in Cape Town, South Africa. The best part about this gallery? The museum incorporates the most important galleries and studios.
Accompanied by an expert guide known as Joao Ferreira, visitors enjoy the opportunity of meeting both artists and curators while experiencing a behind-the-scenes vibe at this artsy side of the Mother City.
The events organized by the Zeitz MOCAA are not the only dish on the menu for art lovers. While Coffeebeans Routes organizes a creative tour of Cape Town covering street art, studio visits, and even works of ceramicists like John Bauer, Ferreira hosts Art Conversationstours. Then, there’s Juma Mkwela, who conducts these entertaining Juma Art Tours via Woodstock.
That’s a wrap on travel plans for art enthusiasts – instead of wasting time on planning trips that never materialize, why don’t you travel for a change? Why waste time on your desk slogging at a computer when you can consume all the art and explore this big, beautiful world for a change? So pack your bags because #vacaytime is here!
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