What better way to celebrate International Artist’s Day this week than to look at where you can see great art in the best artsy hotspots around the world.
Our gallery genius at chozun gave us the lowdown of the best city breaks to indulge in art from inspiring collections on show to the city’s architecture and goings on.
International Artists Day is for bringing recognition and celebration to the world of art, and let’s be honest, without it, the world would be a pretty boring place. Art is the safari of the urban landscape and has the power to relive a past life that perhaps a written text could not portray. If you’re now convinced that an artsy city break is a must, take a look at our top chozun picks to get the best out of your break:
Florence, Italy 意大利佛罗伦萨
With a deep, decadent art history, Florence is the spot for reliving the renaissance period. The city boasts some of world’s most famous masterpieces, including Michelangelo’s David, and Sandro’s Birth of Venus. See with caution though; exposure to these artworks can cause an overwhelming mesmerisation, Stendhal syndrome, named after the 19th century French author who first experienced it. It’s the sensation of being so overcome with emotion from the art that you might fall ill – we promise it’s worth the risk though!
佛罗伦萨拥有悠久及衰落的艺术史，是重现文艺复兴时期的地方。这座城市拥有世界上最著名的杰作，其中包括米开朗基罗的大卫和桑德罗的维纳斯的诞生。但请谨慎欣赏，因为这些艺术品可能会让你有精神崩溃的催眠术和司汤达综合证（它以19世纪首先体验到该综合证的法国作家命名）。佛罗伦萨的艺术能创造出令人奔溃的情感 – 但我们保证这是值得的风险！
As you stroll around the city you’ll catch sight of intricate artistry on the rooftop domes of cathedrals, on ceilings of chapels and on bronzed panelling on doors. But Florence does throw in a good contrast of modern works such as the Gucci museum.
chozun by us: spend a day in the one of the oldest museums in the western world – the Uffizi gallery.
我们的选择：途赞在世界西部最古老的博物馆里度过了一整天 – the Uffizi gallery.
New York, USA 美国纽约
The concrete jungle where dreams are made of, as Alicia Keys once sang. New York has an astounding plethora of renowned art galleries; with more than two million works of art in the Metropolitan Museum alone, which will take you on a journey of discovery from Egyptian shrines to Roman works.
New York is also known for it’s lesser known modern, innovating displays. Follow an enchanting trail of independent galleries dotted around SoHo, including the Judd Foundation for design lovers, and Team Gallery, showcasing the best emerging artists of downtown. It’s the city that doesn’t sleep, and it’s because it’s people can’t say no. There’s so much to see that each week and even each day brings a new exhibition, lecture, or evening with something interesting and inspiring to feast your eyes on.
chozun by us: In an attempt to avoid the bustling crowd, explore at your own pace and set your sights on strolling SoHo – make sure to pop into The Drawing Centre, devoted to exhibiting works on paper.
我们的选择：为了避免繁忙的人群，请以自己的节奏探索，并设定您的目光漫步SoHo – 不要忘记进入励志于纸上作品的绘画中心。
London, UK 英国伦敦
London is at the forefront of style, from its people to their stylish homes. Picture Notting Hill with its lined, colourful houses, yet all with their own unique, individual stamp; it’s no wonder that some of the biggest names in art are homed here. With over 1,500 galleries in the city (a majority of which are free), expect to see collections of fashion, jewellery, and a vibrant appreciation of textiles and print in the V&A, and to be taken aback when stepping foot in the it venue for establishing photographers, The Photographer’s Gallery – Britain’s first independent photography gallery. As Banksy’s favourite playground, it has to be ours for spending a long weekend absorbing art from around the world, contemporary or historic.
chozun by us: Visit the quintessentially British Somerset House and be sure to check out the Embankment Galleries with a rotating programme of exhibitions dedicated to art, design, fashion and photography.
我们的选择：参观典型的英国萨默塞特大厦（Somerset House），一定不要错过Embankment 画廊，它会带给你艺术、设计、时尚及摄影的享受。