If you've managed to sate your wanderlust for now and are firmly embedded at home, then another way to express your yearning to travel is through the displaying of wanderlust artwork within your home. Often our studies are places of contemplation where we can enjoy solitude and space to think. These spaces often reflect a person's inner longings for journey and expedition. Travelers will often display their photographic memorabilia of their previous wanders in their study. Wanderlust art adds an iconography of adventure to the room, articulating our need for exploration on the surrounding walls and furniture.
We all love the enjoyment that comes with slipping away to our studies to read in solitude. It's a kind of escapism in itself as we seek adventure and escape within the pages of a book. Wanderlust artwork acts as a type of literature of travel and allows the viewer to engage in a form of escapism within their own homes. Maps are strongly associated with travel and to the eyes of someone suffering from wanderlust they evoke all kinds of thoughts and memories attached to excursion. Some artwork, such as Travel Well Map and Your Own Path by Jace Grey, incorporate phrases set into the backgrounds of maps. Travel Well Map has the famous quote of another Eastern sage, Buddha, 'It is better to travel well than to arrive', which neatly articulates the inner yearning of those suffering wanderlust, as well as summing up their dissatisfaction with having arrived. The quote is set over a grainy aged map of Central and Eastern Europe, often seen as the forefront of our ventures into the East. Again, such an artwork brings the essence of the East into your study, so that looking up from that book; you are instantly cast away towards the eastern frontiers.
Maps always look better in a framed finish as it tends to look much more classical, thus suiting the original essence of the artwork. The frame finish makes the piece stand out as a picture more and is therefore much more suitable for classical types of wanderlust wall art. Artwork that incorporates real photography that hasn't been manipulated, also suits the framed finish.
However, with the more modern, colorful artworks, such as Adventure Awaits by Leah Flores, the canvas finish is better suited to give the piece a much more post-modern quality. The colorful graffiti that sits over the top of a beach scene- the water breaking over rocks- stands out in urban detail, making the piece resonate with post-modernism.