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Five Insta Accounts You Must Follow For The Love Of Art

These accounts are food for your art-starved soul

By Sherazade Khan

Whether you’re a collector looking to splash some cash (or make an investment, as everyone likes to call it), or a novice wanting to brush up on your contemporary art knowledge, following these accounts will do you good. Real good. Do us a favour and read the captions with your utmost attention and you’ll sound super cultured when talking to art savvy people anywhere in the world!

Picasso, Tea & Me

Why follow her? For random updates of all things artsy and creative that catch the eye or make you do a double take. Amani Noor Iqbal posts content from Pakistan and various places around the world, sharing her love for art with her followers.

The Louvre

🇫🇷 Voici l’une des premières réalisations du peintre sur porcelaine Charles-Nicolas Dodin (1734-1803) lors de son poste à la manufacture de Vincennes. La finesse et la vivacité des couleurs annoncent la virtuosité de cet artiste, alors âgé de 22 ans seulement, qui fut considéré comme l’un des meilleurs dans son domaine. Suivez le lézard qui se trouve au pied d’une femme assise sur un rocher et admirez cette œuvre très colorée, qui reste, en outre, la seule œuvre de Dodin sculptée, émaillée et dorée connue aujourd’hui ! – 🌏 Here is one of the first works to have been realised by the porcelain painter Charles-Nicolas Dodin (1734-1803) during his time at the Manufactory of Vincennes. Aged only 22 at the time and considered one of the best in his field, the intensity of the colours and intricacy of this work demonstrate this painter’s virtuosity. Come and follow the lizard here lying at the woman sat on a rock’s feet and admire this highly colourful work, which rather interestingly remains the only known work of Dodin’s to have been sculpted, glazed and gilded! – 📸 Manufacture de Vincennes, « Naïade, dit aussi la Source » © RMN – Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Stéphane Maréchalle – #MuseeDuLouvre #LouvreMuseum #Louvre #instaLouvre #instaMuseum #porcelaine #porcelain #lezard #lizard #nature #LouvreNature

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Why follow them? So you’ve always wanted to go to Musee Du Louvre but haven’t had the chance yet, or you’ve been there and it absolutely blew you away. Either way, this account (rightly titled) will refresh your memory with posts bursting with art history and culture.

Tokyo Art Beat

#SunShower #linkinstory #MoriArtMuseum #NationalArtCenterTokyo #JapanFoundation

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Why follow them? Japan is way ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to almost anything. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that their artists are leaps and bounds ahead of Europe. We may not always understand their art, but one must always know what is going on in the rest of the world!

Hyperallergic

Why follow them? This is a New York-based Art Blogazine featuring recent happenings in the world of art and sharing their experience from years of gallery hopping. Not only that, they also promote upcoming artists looking for exposure, and we love that!

Museum of Islamic Art

#Repost @sashushinka ——— Floating above #magiccarpets in my #goldsneakers at @miaqatar's #ImperialThreads #exhibition. ——— ‎نسيج الإمبراطوريات ‎من 15 مارس إلى 27 يناير 2018 – ‎يظهر هذا المعرض استمرار الأساليب الفنية وتوارثها من قبل السلالات المتعاقبة أو المتجاورة، مثل الصفويين في إيران (1501 – 1736) والعثمانيين في تركيا (1923–1299) والمغول في الهند (1526–1857) – ‎ساعات العمل ‎الأحد 10:30 حتي 17:30 ‎الاثنين 10:30 حتي 05:30 ‎الثلاثاء مغلق ‎ ‎الأربعاء 10:30 حتي 17:30 ‎الخميس 12:00 حتي 20:00 ‎الجمعة 02:00 حتي 08:00 ‎السبت 12:00 حتي 08:00 – http://www.mia.org.qa/ar/imperial-threads-exhibition-ar • ​ Imperial Threads 15 March 2017 to 27 January 2018 – This exhibition shows the continuation of artistic practices shared amongst succeeding and neighboring dynasties, namely the Safavids in Iran (1501–1736), the Ottomans in Turkey (1299–1923) and the Mughals in India (1526–1857) – Opening Times: Sunday 10:30am to 5:30pm Monday 10:30am to 5:30pm Wednesday 10:30am to 5:30pm Tuesday Closed Thursday: 12pm to 8pm Friday: 2pm to 8pm Saturday: 12pm to 8pm – http://www.mia.org.qa/en/imperial-threads-exhibition​​

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Why follow them? The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, is full to the brim with knowledge and inspiration pertaining to the world of Islamic Art and Architecture – something we, in Pakistan, can totally relate with. Also, the intricacies of Islamic art is mind blowing.