Art History, Art Inspired

Artistic Places

$19.99

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