Explore the landscapes and places that inspired great art: find peace in Monet’s lily-filled garden oasis, climb Mount Fuji on a printmaker’s pilgrimage, sail with Gauguin to the South Pacific to stretch your imagination, or contemplate light and the changing seasons on Chelsea Embankment.
Artistic Places is a stunningly hand-illustrated, visionary guide for seekers of beauty, rare tales and cultural riches. Find yourself instantly transported to the places where great artists have sought refuge, found their inspiration and changed the course of art history forever.
Susie Hodge, bestselling author and art historian, presents 25 famous and forgotten artistic destinations around the world, and connects these to the artists they inspired. In keeping with the Inspired Traveller’s Guide series design, each entry is accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations from Amy Grimes which perfectly evoke the wonders that first attracted the masters, while Hodge delves into each location´s curious history with insightful stories both in and beyond the canon. So take a leaf out of your favourite artist’s sketchbook and discover the places they loved best.
Artists and locations include:
J.A.M Whistler in London, England
John Constable in Suffolk, England
Barbara Hepworth in St Ives, England
Paula Rego in Cascais and Estoril, Portugal
Pablo Picasso and Guernica, Spain
Salvador Dalí in Catalonia, Spain
Claude Monet in Giverny, France
Vincent van Gogh in Arles, France
Rene Magritte in Brussels, Belgium
Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland
Michelangelo in Florence, Italy
Canaletto in Venice, Italy
Johannes Vermeer in Delft, Netherlands
Anni Albers in Dessau, Germany
Caspar David Friedrich in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Germany
Gustav Klimt and Lake Attersee, Austria
Edvard Munch in Oslo, Norway
Hilma af Klint and Lake Mälaren, Sweden
Henri Matisse in Tangier, Morocco
Hokusai on Mount Fuji, Japan
Paul Gauguin in Papeete and Papeari, Tahiti
Jean-Michel Basquiat in New York, USA
Grant Wood in Iowa, USA
Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico, USA
Frida Kahlo in Coyoacán, Mexico
Each book in the Inspired Traveller´s Guides series offers readers a fascinating, informative and charmingly illustrated guide to must-visit destinations round the globe. Also from this series, explore intriguing: Spiritual Places, Literary Places, Hidden Places and Mystical Places.