Cinemas, theaters, and music venues have been closed for most of the last year (and still are). Museums seem to be a distant memory, and the thought of visiting an art gallery fills us with both joy and melancholy. The pandemic might have robbed us of our most treasured activities, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t search for art in other places.
Over the past several months, like never before, Instagram has come to the rescue. It has showed us there is still art being made in the world. What’s more, you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. We’ve selected the 10 best art accounts to follow on Instagram, making sure you get your art fix.
Both a creative agency and a media outlet, Fubiz is the place to go if you are after nice pictures to look at and news from the world of art and design. They even sell prints, in case you want to create your little gallery at home.
If photography is your thing, but you know Magnum Photos’ Instagram feed by heart at this point, Agence VU’ is the best account to keep your visual mind fed. You will find their poignant photographs from some of the most talented photographers in the business. Head on over to their website to find out more about your favorites.
Do you miss libraries? If so, you will find Gallica BnF’s account to be quite right for you. From old children’s books illustrations to maps, manuscripts and crafts—there is enough here for you to enjoy your old hobbies and discover new passions.
Daily Painting with Emil
Emil is an art lover from Sweden who created a fervent community on Instagram. Every day, he shares a painting and starts a conversation about it with his followers. This is the perfect account if you miss talking about art with your friends.
La Minute Culture
If you are searching for a way to improve both your art knowledge and your French, look no further than La Minute Culture. Camille Jouneaux is a freelance art and culture writer. With irony and expertise, she presents the world’s art masters to her followers. Instructive and very funny.
Dreamers of Decadence
Founded by French influencer Louise Ebel (better known in France as Pandora), Dreamers of Decadence is a selection of art curated by four art-lovers based around the world. The account is like a virtual book club, but for art.
Art History Haggards
A virtual collection of art curated by millennial art historians. A beautiful selection of contemporary art, virtual art studios, museum visits, and even art-related film recommendations. If you like contemporary art, you’ll love following them.
A magazine entirely focused on aesthetics, Ignant is the place to find photography, architecture, art, and design news that are all pleasing to the eye. And if you are a hotel snob, their travel section features some of the most incredible hotels from around the world.
Atelier Joann Sfar
Atelier Joann Sfar is an account run by the students of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, featuring their art and projects. If you are interested in discovering some rising stars of the French art scene, hit the follow button.
For the contemporary art nerds, there isn’t a better account than Art Forum. Interviews, virtual events and, of course, a lot of fantastic art—the account is the closest thing to a museum we can access right now.
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