See in the new year right and discover ways to a new you with a little inspiration from art in our collection

All these artworks are on display, click through below the image to find out where.

Take time to travel

We are always amazed by artists’ different interpretations of the world. It’s time to get out there and see the real thing.

1 of 7

Reconnect with nature

With the environment changing at such a rate it’s important to appreciate what we’ve got. Take a walk in the park or get up close and personal with the earth as seen in Phil Collins’ series Young Serbs.

Phil Collins, 'Milan' 2001
Phil Collins
Milan 2001
Colour photograph on paper and perspex
support: 762 x 914 mm
Presented by the Patrons of New Art Special Purchase Fund through the Tate Foundation 2003© Phil Collins, courtesy Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Do something that scares you

Whilst you might not expect to wrestle pythons anytime soon, try to channel the steely determination of Frederic Leighton’s figure. Remember: the best things happen outside your comfort zone…

Frederic, Lord Leighton, 'An Athlete Wrestling with a Python' 1877
Frederic, Lord Leighton
An Athlete Wrestling with a Python 1877
Bronze
object: 1746 x 984 x 1099 mm, 290 kg
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1877

 Get a bold new look

Say goodbye to last years’ wallflower and take a step into the unknown. The performer in Dreaming under Water sure wasn’t shying away from a brave haircut and neither should you.

Rebecca Horn 'Berlin Exercises: Dreaming under Water' 1974–5
Rebecca Horn
Berlin Exercises: Dreaming under Water 1974–5

Finish what you started

We all make promises to start this or finish that … it’s time to stop making excuses and dedicate some time to that thing you’ve been putting off, even if you have to find your own way of making it interesting like Roussels Reading Girl …

Théodore Roussel, 'The Reading Girl' 1886-7
Théodore Roussel
The Reading Girl 1886-7
Oil on canvas
support: 1524 x 1613 mm
Presented by Mrs Walter Herriot and Miss R. Herriot in memory of the artist 1927

Declutter your life

It is easy to sympathise with Pistoletto’s Venus of the Ragsespecially after Christmas. Get rid of the things you no longer need and give them to a good cause, you’ll feel all the better for it.

Michelangelo Pistoletto, 'Venus of the Rags' 1967,1974
Michelangelo Pistoletto
Venus of the Rags 1967,1974
Marble and textiles
displayed: 2120 x 3400 x 1100 mm
Purchased with assistance from Tate International Council 2006© Michaelangelo Pistoletto

Get the pet you always wanted

There is nothing more life-enhancing than the love of a pet. This is a real commitment and not to be taken lightly, but the time you put in will be rewarded in abundance.

Meraud Guevara, 'Seated Woman with Small Dog' circa 1939
Meraud Guevara
Seated Woman with Small Dog circa 1939
Oil and pencil on canvas
support: 890 x 650 mm
frame: 1124 x 885 x 107 mm
Presented by Salander Galleries, New York 1979© Estate of Meraud Guevara

Start a collection

You don’t have to be an artist to make something beautiful. Collecting objects can be achieve impressive results, as demonstrated here by Cildo Meireles’ tower of radios. Start your own collection and see for yourself.

Cildo Meireles 'Babel' 2001
Cildo Meireles
Babel 2001

 

Eat your five a day

We all know it’s good to get plenty of fruit and veg into our daily diet, but Sir Nathaniel Bacon’s interpretation brings the healthy eating maxim to a whole new level. 

Sir Nathaniel Bacon, 'Cookmaid with Still Life of Vegetables and Fruit' circa 1620-5
Sir Nathaniel Bacon
Cookmaid with Still Life of Vegetables and Fruit circa 1620-5
Oil on canvas
unconfirmed: 1510 x 2475 mm
Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund 1995

Be more active

Finally, join a sports team, dance class or start online yoga tutorials at home. It won’t be long until you’re really feeling like a new you …

Antony Gormley, 'Three Ways: Mould, Hole and Passage' 1981-2
Antony Gormley
Three Ways: Mould, Hole and Passage 1981-2
Lead sheet and plaster
object: 620 x 995 x 510 mm, 90 kg
object: 625 x 1230 x 800 mm, 110 kg
object: 310 x 2110 x 570 mm, 110 kg
Purchased 1995© Antony Gormley and Jay Jopling/White Cube (London)

You can find more inspiration in our exhibitions and free displays at Tate Liverpool, Tate Modern and Tate Britain all year round.

Comments