Views of the World

Waking up this morning and reflecting on my trips throughout the last twelve months, I realised that I have not shared some of the most beautiful moments that I have experienced in all of the places I have visited. I always make it a point to find the art museums that sit alongside the pavements of my journeys, no matter how extensive or minimal their collections. Making time to explore the homes of our world’s masterpieces has always been on my list of things to do once I get to my destination and I increasingly find myself planning my accommodation close to these places of interest. To me there is something humbling about being in the presence of creativity. As I sit and gaze at enormous metal installations, get up close to the intricate detailed charcoal sketches, sit back and marvel at the oil smeared canvases, or am swept away by sculptures formed by a person’s bare hands – the artist and the spectator imminently connect through the piece in question. For just a split second I like to think that the artist once stood here, sharing the exact same view, reliving the journey they embarked on to get to their destination. As I explore my destinations through this perspective the galleries offer a connection to other places visited and lived, cultures and languages transcend from one canvas to another and the once distant countries become connected through the artist. The colours, shapes and materials are scattered across The Louvre in Paris, The Tate Galleries of London, The Museum for Modern Art in Frankfurt, Galleries in Toronto, Melbourne, Auckland and Bangkok. Pablo Picasso, Rubens, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Suzy Lake, Yayoi KusamaFrida Kahlo, Giacometti, Warhol, Monet and Manet…..the list goes on… They all allow us to step into a world that is ever changing, challenges our perception and perspectives and through that deeply connect us all across the globe. Just imagine that at any point in time people all over the world could be stood in front of a Picasso together, experiencing the views of the world Pablo himself once had.

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