Fine art and inspiration

Inspiration can strike from the most capricious of sources; from an eavesdropped conversation, to an evening news story. We can't control what inspires us - but we can make sure that we expose ourselves to as many inspiring situations as possible.

One such avenue for stimulation is fine art. After all, these are creative endeavours that have shaped the world we live in, stood the test of time, and defined many of the art and design conventions we take for granted. What's more, such cultural treats are almost entirely free to view. In the UK, Europe and much of the rest of the world, works from the likes of da Vinci, Caravaggio, Botticelli, Manet and van Gogh hang for public consumption and artistic inspiration. And if you don't like the artwork on offer, the very space within which it hangs, the reverence in which it is held by others, and the sheer sums of money involved raise heated debate and therefore artistic stimulation.

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.