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New Year’s Resolutions For 2019?

Magda Michalska 1 January 2019 min Read

The nearer 2019 is, the more I think about new things I would like to do in the incoming year. And I'm not even talking about resolutions or bucket lists, but rather dreams of experiences or journeys I would ideally make. If you are looking for some painterly inspiration, here come artsy new year's resolutions for 2019:

Appreciate more my family...

[caption id="attachment_18174" align="aligncenter" width="461"]Caravaggio, Holy Family with St. John the Baptist, c.1603, Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met), New York City, NY, US, new years resolutions for 2019 Caravaggio, Holy Family with St. John the Baptist, c.1603, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, US[/caption]

...and show love to my friends

[caption id="attachment_18175" align="aligncenter" width="593"]Gustav Klimt, The Women Friends, 1917, destroyed, new years resolutions for 2019 Gustav Klimt, The Women Friends, 1917, destroyed[/caption]

Learn to enjoy cleaning

[caption id="attachment_18168" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Kazimir Malevich, Floor Polishers, 1912, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, new years resolutions for 2019 Kazimir Malevich, Floor Polishers, 1912, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands[/caption]

Buy less

[caption id="attachment_18176" align="aligncenter" width="420"]James Tissot, The Shop Girl, 1885, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, Canada, new years resolutions for 2019 James Tissot, The Shop Girl, 1885, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, Canada[/caption]

Drink less alcohol...

[caption id="attachment_18169" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Marc Chagall, The Drunkard, 1912, private collection, new year's resolutions for 2019 Marc Chagall, The Drunkard, 1912, private collection[/caption]

... and drink more herbal teas instead

[caption id="attachment_18172" align="aligncenter" width="443"]Antonio Mancini, Old Woman Drinking Tea, 1907, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Antonio Mancini, Old Woman Drinking Tea, 1907, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA[/caption]

Remember that I am what I eat...

[caption id="attachment_18171" align="aligncenter" width="435"]Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Water, 1566, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Water, 1566, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria[/caption]

Eat more greens!

[caption id="attachment_18177" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]Frans Snyders, Fruit and Vegetable Market, 1621, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany, new years resolutions for 2019 Frans Snyders, Fruit and Vegetable Market, 1621, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany[/caption]

Take more care of my body

[caption id="attachment_18170" align="aligncenter" width="459"]Frida Kahlo, What the Water Gave Me, 1938, Daniel Filipacchi Collection, Paris, France Frida Kahlo, What the Water Gave Me, 1938, Daniel Filipacchi Collection, Paris, France[/caption]

Do more walks in nature

[caption id="attachment_18173" align="aligncenter" width="557"]Maurice Denis, Landscape with Green Trees or Beech Trees in Kerduel, 1893, private collection, new years resolutions for 2019 Maurice Denis, Landscape with Green Trees or Beech Trees in Kerduel, 1893, private collection[/caption]

Learn how to dance

[caption id="attachment_18178" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Fernand Leger, Dance, unknown date, Musee National Fernand Leger, Biot, France, new years resolutions for 2019 Fernand Leger, Dance, unknown date, Musee National Fernand Leger, Biot, France[/caption]

Enjoy living

[caption id="attachment_18179" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Henri Matisse, The Joy of Life, 1906, Barnes Foundation, Lower Merion, PA, US, new years resolutions for 2019 Henri Matisse, The Joy of Life, 1906, Barnes Foundation, Lower Merion, PA, US[/caption] Are you making New Year's resolutions for 2019? Tell us about your plans! Happy New Year!