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New Year’s Resolutions For 2019?

Edgar Degas, Place de la Concorde, 1875, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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New Year’s Resolutions For 2019?

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…

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

…and show love to my friends

Gustav Klimt, The Women Friends, 1917, destroyed, new years resolutions for 2019

Gustav Klimt, The Women Friends, 1917, destroyed

Learn to enjoy cleaning

Kazimir Malevich, Floor Polishers, 1912, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, new years resolutions for 2019

Kazimir Malevich, Floor Polishers, 1912, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Buy less

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

Drink less alcohol…

Marc Chagall, The Drunkard, 1912, private collection, new year's resolutions for 2019

Marc Chagall, The Drunkard, 1912, private collection

… and drink more herbal teas instead

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

Remember that I am what I eat…

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Water, 1566, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Water, 1566, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Eat more greens!

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

Take more care of my body

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

Do more walks in nature

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

Learn how to dance

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

Enjoy living

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

Are you making New Year’s resolutions for 2019? Tell us about your plans! Happy New Year!

 


Magda, art historian and Italianist, she writes about art because she cannot make it herself. She loves committed and political artists like Ai Weiwei or the Futurists; like Joseph Beuys she believes that art can change us and we can change the world.

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