Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you happen to be coming up empty-handed when it comes to unique, creative and fun gift idea for the art lover in your life, Artflute has got you covered. Celebrate the many hues of love with everything art and give your loved ones a memory they will treasure.
Does your partner love nothing better than spending hours at the museum, sighing over the art and wanting to get deeper into it? Then give her the gift of a subscription to Marg or Art India, both of them brilliant magazines that document Indian art, artists and culture. It will bring the contemporary Indian art scene to life in a way that will thrill the art lover in your life.
If your partner has been obsessed with Frida Kahlo, then this illustrated journal containing the feminist icon’s thoughts, poems and dreams along with 70 stunning watercolour illustrations is a surefire bet. It’s the type of gift that will have friends fawning over its rich details and magnificent
For the people in your life who love sharing their love for art with others and turn into evangelists for their favourite up-and-coming artists, this desktop calendar by CRY (Child Relief and You) can be a beautiful gift. As for those who want to carry their art with them wherever they go, get them the Mother Nature personal organiser or notebook with stunning artworks by the incredibly talented Ekta Sharma. It’s a great way to share a love for art.
Have you been listening to complaints about how expensive art is from the art lover in your life? Don’t be intimidated by the idea of giving them the gift of art. You could begin with the Desktop Art range, a mini art print that comes with a gorgeous wooden easel, so they can be propped up on a desk to enjoy every day. The Limited Edition print range is also a wonderful way to gift unusual, unique and contemporary artworks that will show your art aficionado that you have your finger on the pulse of what they love best.
If a loved one has their heart set on an original piece of art, check out the extensive Festive Fiesta collection or the range of artworks that play with your imagination. Whether it is minimalist or abstract art or contemporary twists on folk art, you can choose your favourite style from the extensive range of artworks from artists around the world. You’re guaranteed to be a winner in the gift-giving stakes.
As for the aspiring art enthusiast or art newbie in your life, get them started with the award-winning The Art Book. A landmark book in the art world, it is a feast for the eyes while also being a brilliant reference book. As an A–Z guide it takes you through the work of the greatest painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times, challenging art‐historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions and techniques. Not just that, artistic movements and technical terms are also included.
Why not appeal to your art nerd’s quirky sense of humour? Get them to bring a little of the artist in their everyday dressing with artsy bow ties, wood-framed sunglasses or even scarves that look like they come straight from an artist’s palette? Art isn’t just about the books
Or get them to be really intimate with art with a set of socks inspired by the most recognisable works of art. From Leonardo da Vinci’s the Mona Lisa to Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss, they just have to look to their feet to be connect to their love for art.
Then, of course, there is the art lover who loves dabbling in art at home. You are sure to win a permanent place in their hearts with a deluxe set of paintbrushes or even a set for the sketching enthusiast at home.