One of the most recognisable names in the art world Cornwall is privileged to have it’s own Tate gallery situated in St. Ives.
But is it a surprise that arguably the most famous names in British art galleries was drawn to Cornwall? We like to think now, after all – Cornwall has been something of an artistic hotspot for well over a century.
Photographers and painters, portraitists and landscapists alike have flocked to Cornwall to try to capture that unique Cornish spirit – whether that’s in it’s dramatic landscapes, prosperous towns or relaxed people, Cornwall exudes that indescribable quality that artists of all disciplines find irresistible.
Far from just a spot to enjoy the sun and the sea, Cornwall is becoming one of the best places in the world for a holiday where you can absorb culture at every turn.
Major galleries like the Tate stand shoulder-to-shoulder with local galleries, some curated by the artists themselves, bringing you closer to the maestros and the corner of the world that inspired them like nowhere else on earth.
Here at Hotel Penzance, we like to think we play a part; lining the walls of our humble hotel with works by celebrated local photographers and local landscape artists and hosting events dedicated to featured galleries and their most famous pieces.
If you’d like to organise a trip to the Tate St Ives whilst on holiday in Cornwall, be sure to ask at reception and we can point you in the right direction, as well as advise you on pricing and more.