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Top Things To Do For Quarantined Art Collectors


Top Things To Do For Quarantined Art Collectors
Waiting Room - by Jarik Jongman

Are you a self-isolating, quarantined art lover? If so, you've come to the perfect place. As most people around the world continue to stay home during this difficult time, some of us may be starting to feel desperate for some art inspiration. If you're in need of a creative boost, The Artling has collected a list of great things to do during the coronavirus quarantine period. From reading books, to supporting your local art community - read on for activities to keep you busy at home during this quarantined journey!


Image courtesy of Amelie & Niklas Ohlrogge

Navigating the art world can be tricky, and sometimes it can be difficult to find a starting point when in search for the perfect read. Lovers of books, this one’s for you. Here at The Artling, we bring you a list of some of the most influential and important art historical books that will draw you into a whole new, creative, and imaginative world. These insightful and education reads will enable you to discover more about the dynamic art world, and learn more about your favourite artists, collectors and art movements. Read more here.


Film Still from Loving Vincent (2017). Image courtesy of Altitude Film Distributions.

Watching an art historical film is a great way to escape the chaos of the world, and get that much-needed creative boost.  Here at The Artling, we have compiled a list of some of our very favourite art films that are a must-see! From captivating biopics to complex and thrilling documentaries, to beautiful animations, these films provide great insight into some of the world’s most renowned artists and art movements. Whether you are interested in impressionist art, abstract art, contemporary art or street art, our list has got you covered. This evening, kick back, relax and enjoy your popcorn with one of our recommended art movies here

It will be an understatement to say that the coronavirus pandemic has strained the art world like never before. With protective measures rolled out to contain the spread of the virus, the art community has witnessed cancellations and rescheduling of major international art and design events and temporary closure of many art galleries and museums. As more people isolate themselves to flatten the curve, galleries and museums are turning to virtual tours as a safe option to cope with the impact of the virus. Find out which museums and exhibitions that art enthusiasts can tour online from the comfort of their homes here!

Damien Hirst, Butterfly Rainbow, 2020 ©Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, we see people, businesses and organisations from all over the world coming together to rally support for those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic. As many struggle during these precarious times, the art and design world have shown their resilience, with various artists, designers, arts institutions, and collectors joining forces in an effort to provide relief to those in need of support.  

In recent months, we've seen artist’s taking to their canvases to raise money for COVID-19 relief schemes; major art foundations pledging millions to support affected artists as well as arts institutions; galleries and auction houses hosting multiple sales and fundraisers, giving 100% or a percentage of the proceeds to various charities; and design companies allocating their resources to creating medical supplies and PPE equipment.

Take a look at how the art and design world has responded to the coronavirus outbreak, and what fundraisers as well as initiatives have been set-up to help those in need here

Image courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery

Art has been and continues to be fundamental to our humanity. The appreciation of art has played an essential role in building healthy, robust, and diverse societies for centuries. Even during the most difficult social and economic times, art has been a unifying force; bringing people together and importantly fostering innovation as well as creativity.

With the art world seeing many cancellations of events and fairs, as well as various museums and galleries temporarily closing their doors to the public, it is important that we find alternative means to support individuals and institutions in the arts that have been affected. Take a look at The Artling’s list of 8 key ways you can help and support your local arts community here!



Image courtesy of WENDELIGHTING

The most amazing work of art can be reduced to a mediocre one under incorrect lighting. After all, what is beauty if hindered by glares and shadows? Beautiful artworks enliven any home, and good lighting should enhance that effect! The way that an artwork is lit can either accentuate the work’s standout qualities or diminish it. The artwork that moved you to purchase it and hang it up might not have the same compelling effect if it’s bathed in shadow or aggressively met with sunlight. 

Aside from these aesthetic factors, proper lighting techniques should also ensure your artwork’s optimal longevity, making sure that it can be admired safely for years to come. Here, The Artling Artzine shares these handy tips to help you light your artwork!

 Image courtesy of Architectural Digest

Unsure of how to hang your works Salon Style? Whilst it requires careful considerations, hanging art Salon Style need not baffle you and they have the potential to change the interior of your home for the better. The Artling brings you these tips to Salon Style Hang at home. Read more here

Image courtesy of Clara Arts

Purchasing a piece of art comes with a great feeling, but most find themselves stumped when faced with ensuring its lifespan once it makes it to their home. It’s important to think about how certain factors will affect the state of your artwork, be it painting, print or porcelain. Whether you’re buying inexpensive artworks as a quick fix to fill your walls or artworks with the intention of investment, educating yourself about how to care for, clean and store your artworks is one of the wisest things you will ever do. 

Here at The Artling Artzine, we’ve compiled these tips to help you make sure your collection remains in perfect condition for its many years ahead in your home. 

Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup Cans. 1962. Image courtesy of MoMA

Pop Art is an artistic movement that emerged in the 1950s as a reaction to the rise of consumerismmass media, and pop culture in the early 20th century. Said to originate in Britain, Pop Art came to flourish in the sixties in both Britain and America, with pioneers: Eduardo Paolozzi, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol, Richard Linder, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy Lichtenstein employing popular imagery to pave the way for this international phenomenon. Find out more here!


The world has changed drastically over the last few months, but despite this, we continue to be hopeful! This is an opportunity for us to re-think how we've been connecting previously and to see if there are alternatives to maintaining and growing our respective art eco-systems. 

In order to ensure the continued existence of our cultural scene, it’s crucial that we take active steps to ensure its survival. With cultural events postponed or cancelled for months to come, it's up to us to support creative talents and cultural communities during this extremely challenging time. 

As a first step, we have made some changes on our site to ensure that you can discover artworks and artists in your city, from the comfort of your home. We have added the option to filter products by 'item location', so you will be able to shop and support artists, designers and galleries in your city! Let’s support our local arts communities, every little helps. Find out more here!

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