Love Art History - Guided Art History Tours in London

Love Art History - Guided Art History Tours in London Bespoke Art History Tours in London. Here at Love Art History, we are giving you the opportunity to visit the gallery or museum and discover a familiar work of art in a completely new light! Be prepared to discover the unexpected.

Love Art History is specially designed for all art lovers. Love Art History creates private Art History Tours for individuals and small groups .One of the pleasures of a visit to the gallery or museum is discovering the unexpected, or seeing a familiar work of art in a completely new light. We also keep up to date with current exhibitions , openings and events all over London. For more information and rates please call 07470008578 . You can also send an email to [email protected] or [email protected]

National Gallery
23/04/2020

National Gallery

Happy birthday to Joseph Mallord William Turner who was born in Covent Garden, London, #OnThisDay in 1775. Turner is perhaps the best-loved English Romantic artist. He became known as 'the painter of light', because of his increasing interest in brilliant colours as the main constituent in his landscapes and seascapes. Turner’s painting, The Fighting Temeraire', shows the final journey of the Temeraire, as the ship is towed from Sheerness in Kent along the river Thames to Rotherhithe in south-east London, where it was to be scrapped. The veteran warship had played a distinguished role in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, but by 1838 was over 40 years old and had been sold off by the Admiralty. When exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1839, the painting was accompanied by lines Turner had adapted from Thomas Campbell’s poem, Ye Mariners of England: ‘The flag which braved the battle and the breeze, / No longer owns her.’ https://bit.ly/2Pbnlzb

Sir John Soane's Museum
23/04/2020

Sir John Soane's Museum

Happy #Shakespeareday! Shakespeare died #OnThisDay 1616 and is thought to have been born on the same day 1564. Here's a painting by Clara Maria Pope listing all the flowers in Shakespeare's works - how many of them can you name?

British Museum
21/04/2020

British Museum

According to legend, Romulus founded the city of Rome #onthisday in 753 BC.

This Roman Republican coin shows Romulus and his twin brother Remus, the mythological sons of Mars, being suckled by a she-wolf http://ow.ly/2bPE30qy04l

Tate
21/04/2020

Tate

Happy birthday Iggy Pop! Saluting the Real Wild Child on his 73rd birthday.
This image was taken in 1981 by Robert Mapplethorpe, a photographer famed for his iconic portraits that ooze the character of the sitter. Instead of capturing fleeting moments, Mapplethorpe’s photographs are imbued with a sense of timelessness. https://bit.ly/2XTmyYM

National Gallery of Ireland
20/04/2020

National Gallery of Ireland

Our Work of the Day is Claude Monet's Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat (1874).

During the 1870s Monet lived in Argenteuil, on the outskirts of Paris. Impressionist friends like Sisley, Renoir and Caillebotte often visited and joined him in working en plein air.

In 1872 Monet fitted out a boat as a floating studio; from it he painted many views of Argenteuil, the River Seine and its banks. By embedding himself in nature like this, he could closely observe the fleeting effects of light and the changing seasons upon the landscape.

Monet conveys the scene with boldly applied strokes of complementary colour. An air of transience is suggested by motifs such as the shifting clouds, the rippled river surface, the blaze of orange leaves and the gliding form of the white-sailed yacht.

The painting came into our collection in 1924, bequeathed to us by philanthropist and playwright Edward Martyn.

Image: Claude Monet (1840-1926), Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat, 1874

19/04/2020
Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts

Step inside two blockbuster Hockney exhibitions with us!

Originally released in cinemas, this Exhibition On Screen film takes us back to two of our landmark exhibitions by the iconic British artist, David Hockney RA. Sit back and enjoy, as we revisit 2012’s ‘A Bigger Picture’, and ‘82 Portraits and One Still-Life’ from 2016.

This documentary is also available on our Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/-RjpQMjKUrw

More EXHIBITION ON SCREEN films are available at https://seventh-art.com.

Sir John Soane's Museum
19/04/2020

Sir John Soane's Museum

The premiere of our three-part series, Opening Up The Soane, airs on London Live tonight at 8pm! Watch the incredible story of the restoration of the #SoaneMuseum on Freeview 8/Sky 117/Virgin 159/YouView 8. If you're outside the UK you can watch the day after air from the link in our bio. Episodes 2&3 on 26/04 & 3/05.

Sotheby's
18/04/2020
Sotheby's

Sotheby's

How can art help us weather this storm?

Read along as renowned philosopher Alain de Botton argues that art offers us validation, courage, resilience, optimism and perspective, looking at works spanning six centuries.

Can’t recommend it enough!
18/04/2020
Time Out London

Can’t recommend it enough!

Thank you, NY 🇺🇸

17/04/2020
Musée du Louvre

Musée du Louvre

🇫🇷 Au Louvre ! ✨
🗝 La salle des Cariatides vous ouvre ses portes !

Tirant son nom des quatre figures féminines sculptées par Jean Goujon en 1550 pour soutenir la galerie des musiciens, cette salle abrite aujourd’hui des copies romaines d’originaux grecs disparus depuis longtemps.

⏯ Découvrez-la en vidéo !
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🌎 Au Louvre ! ✨
🗝 The Salle des Cariatides is coming to you!

This room takes its name from the four female figures sculpted by Jean Goujon in 1550 to support the musician’s gallery. It houses today Roman copies of Greek originals long since disappeared.

⏯ Discover it now on video!
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#LouvreChezVous #MuseumFromHome #CultureChezNous

16/04/2020
Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts

Step inside two blockbuster Hockney exhibitions with us this Sunday at 5pm!

Originally released in cinemas, this Exhibition On Screen film takes us back to two of our landmark exhibitions by the iconic British artist, David Hockney RA. Sit back and enjoy, as we revisit 2012’s ‘A Bigger Picture’, and ‘82 Portraits and One Still-Life’ from 2016.

This documentary will be available after the Premiere on Facebook and on our Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/-RjpQMjKUrw

More EXHIBITION ON SCREEN films are available at https://seventh-art.com.

Van Gogh Museum
15/04/2020

Van Gogh Museum

Vincent van Gogh saw beauty in unexpected things, such as overgrown ground or wilted flowers. He always found the most peace and comfort in nature.🍃 It was also a major source of inspiration for him.
📝‘Sometimes it’s precisely those spots where one no longer feels anything of what’s known as the civilized world […], sometimes it’s precisely those spots that one needs to achieve calm’, wrote Vincent to his brother Theo in 1883. How do you achieve calm?
🌻Vincent van Gogh, Trees and Undergrowth (1887) #whoisvangogh #museumathome

The Courtauld Gallery
15/04/2020
The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery

In case you missed them, all four episodes of the BBC4 documentary series, The Art Mysteries, are still available to watch on BBC iPlayer. 📺

Waldemar Januszczak sets out to uncover the secret meanings hidden in four famous paintings including Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Paul Cézanne's The Card Players, in our collection. 🖼

You can watch the series here: bbc.in/3a8vNHe

And if you’d like to discover more about The Card Players, you can read a collection of essays, Modernist Games: Cézanne and his Card Players, on our website: bit.ly/3a9AvnZ

This is part of Courtauld Books Online, a series of free, online scholarly books to read or download without charge. 📚

Colnaghi
15/04/2020

Colnaghi

Leonardo da Vinci was born #OnThisDay in 1452. 📸‘Virgin of the Rocks’, 1483–1486, @museelouvre. #Leonardo received his early artistic training in Florence with #Verrocchio. He worked in the city for ten years, joining the Compagnia di San Luca brotherhood of Florentine artists, before feeling stifled by its artistic restrictions. In 1483, he sought employment in Milan through the ruling #Sforza family. Whilst working in Milan, the Brotherhood of the Immaculate Conception commissioned an altarpiece: 'The Virgin of the Rocks'. When they refused to pay what he considered a fair price for the painting (some say because it did not meet their standards) it is generally accepted that Leonardo sold the work to someone else in disgust. Some years later, the confraternity persuaded him to do a second version. Therefore, two versions of this same subject exist; the first shown here @museelouvre is believed by most art historians to be the earliest, dating from 1483–1486. The second hangs in London's @nationalgallery, and may have been painted by Ambrogio de Predis under Leonardo’s supervision, between 1495 and 1508. 🎨 The work is a supreme example of Leonard's famous ‘sfumato’ technique, the imperceptible transition between colours through the soft blurring of pigment. The Madonna and child are portrayed with the infant John the Baptist and an angel Uriel, in an unusual rocky setting which demonstrates the artist's utter mastery of atmospheric perspective. 🖌️ “The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands”, Leonardo said. Stay tuned to our stories today to learn more about the artist, who we celebrate on his #birthday as the greatest mind of the Italian Renaissance. #Colnaghi #OldMasters

National Gallery
15/04/2020

National Gallery

Happy Birthday Leonardo da Vinci! Considered one of the greatest artists of all time, Leonardo was born #OnThisDay in 1452. Painter, sculptor, architect, designer, theorist, engineer and scientist, he created some of the most famous images in European art. Though many of his works were never finished, and even fewer have survived, he influenced generations of artists and he continues to be revered as a universal genius. ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’ is one of the most loved paintings here at the National Gallery: https://bit.ly/2absTqB

11/04/2020
Caravaggio pictor praestantissimus

Caravaggio pictor praestantissimus

La Deposizione di Cristo: un viaggio di cinque minuti - il tempo di una sonata di Beethoven - nella pittura che da Giotto arriva fino ai giorni nostri, passando per Tiziano, Raffaello, Caravaggio, Rubens, Van Gogh e tanti altri Maestri. Diverse epoche, diversi stili, un filo conduttore unico: l'emozione.

National Gallery of Ireland
09/04/2020

National Gallery of Ireland

Work of the Day: Caravaggio

Caravaggio’s ‘The Taking of Christ’ depicts the events of Holy Thursday, but how it found its way to Ireland at all has another Easter connection, linked to the events of the 1916 Easter Rising!

A native of Charleville, County Cork, Dr Marie Lea-Wilson’s life was turned upside down in 1920, when her husband, a Royal Irish Constabulary officer called Captain Percival Lea-Wilson, was assassinated in Gorey, County Wexford, in retribution for his alleged mistreatment and humiliation of prisoners in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising. An extremely devout woman, she is reported to have purchased the painting in Scotland, in 1924, as a source of comfort. At that point, the painting was still incorrectly attributed to a Dutch artist called Gerrit van Honthorst (1592-1656).

She went on to train as a doctor at Trinity College, where she graduated in 1928, one of only three women in the class. She became a noted paediatrician at the Children’s Hospital, Harcourt Street, and worked until the age of eighty three.

Dr Lea-Wilson forged a strong connection with the Dublin Jesuit community, receiving great spiritual support from Father Tom Finlay at the Jesuit House on Leeson Street, which may explain her subsequent gift of the painting to them in the 1930s, where it remained, misidentified as by Van Honthorst, until August 1990.

You can find out lots more about this painting and its fascinating journey to the walls of the National Gallery of Ireland here - it is, as Father Noel Barber SJ once said, "a strange thread of events"!

👉 https://www.nationalgallery.ie/art-and-artists/caravaggio-25-how-did-masterpiece-caravaggio-end-dublin-dining-room

Image: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), 'The Taking of Christ', 1602. On indefinite loan to the National Gallery of Ireland from the Jesuit Community, Leeson St., Dublin who acknowledge the kind generosity of the late Dr. Marie Lea-Wilson, 1992. Photo © NGI

National Gallery
06/04/2020

National Gallery

#OnThisDay in 1520, Raphael died – it’s likely that it was also his 37th birthday. One of the greatest painters of the Italian Renaissance, we are lucky to have several of his works in our collection including ‘The Madonna of the Pinks ('La Madonna dei Garofani'). In this painting, Raphael transforms the familiar subject of the Virgin and Child into something entirely new. The figures are no longer posed stiffly and formally as in paintings by earlier artists, but display all the tender emotions one might expect between a young mother and her child. The pair are seated in a bedchamber in an Italian Renaissance palace, and exchange carnations, which are symbolic of divine love and of Christ’s Passion (his torture and crucifixion): https://bit.ly/2WXTsHd

The Courtauld Gallery
05/04/2020

The Courtauld Gallery

Another masterpiece from our collection is set to star in BBC4 documentary series, The Art Mysteries on Tuesday!

Waldemar Januszczak sets out to uncover the surprising secrets hidden in Paul Cézanne's The Card Players. 🕵️‍♀️

Cézanne’s famous paintings of peasant card players have long been considered to be among his most iconic and powerful works. 🖼

Our landmark exhibition, Cézanne’s Card Players, in 2010 was the first to bring together the majority of these remarkable paintings alongside a magnificent group of closely related portraits of Provençal peasants and rarely seen preparatory oil sketches, watercolours and exquisite drawings. 🖌

You can revisit the Cézanne’s Card Players exhibition on our website: bit.ly/3aGJCOa

And remember to tune in to BBC4 next Tuesday 7th, 20:30 👀

The Seven most Calming Works of Art in the World
03/04/2020
The Seven most Calming Works of Art in the World

The Seven most Calming Works of Art in the World

Art has never been mere entertainment. Alongside philosophy and religion, it has been humanity’s chief source of consolation. It is what we should turn to in our very worst moments. Here are seven of the most calming works of art ever produced. 1. Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Atlantic Ocean, 1989

Art History in Focus
01/04/2020

Art History in Focus

ONLINE LIVE STREAMED COURSE: “FROM TITIAN TO CANALETTO: VENETIAN ART AT THE WALLACE COLLECTION”, 8-10 APRIL 2020
https://www.arthistoryinfocus.com/courses/232/from-titian-to-canaletto--venetian-art-at-the-wallace-collection.html

Join Wallace Collection lecturer Siân Walters from your living room in this three-day course exploring Venetian art through masterpieces in the museum, from Titian's great mythologies to Canaletto's majestic views of the city.
Tune in from anywhere in the world to watch 3 live-streamed lectures and receive a link to view them afterwards.
Each session lasts 2 hours with live question/answer sessions. Students will be provided with comprehensive hand-outs and a suggested reading list/online resources before the course begins. Participant numbers are limited – BOOKING NOW OPEN!

https://www.arthistoryinfocus.com/courses/232/from-titian-to-canaletto--venetian-art-at-the-wallace-collection.html

"Thank you for the most inspiring set of lectures I have ever been to" (Mrs J.M. March 2020)

31/03/2020
Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

Enjoy our museum in 4K from home.
The part that we're showing you today might even be the most beautiful. Do you agree? #museumathome

Kenwood House
30/03/2020

Kenwood House

Missing Kenwood House and craving a wander around our gorgeous Georgian villa (all from the comfort of your own home)?

Explore our beautiful art and architecture via Google Arts & Culture ➡️ https://eht.social/2QVahPb

Tate
29/03/2020

Tate

📺 Tomorrow evening on BBC Four, Mark Gatiss will delve into the life and work of Aubrey Beardsley, a controversial young artist whose uncompromising attitude still resonates today. 9pm! Here: https://bbc.in/3aDz4Py

27/03/2020
Munchmuseet

Munchmuseet

We bring Edvard Munch to you

Sir John Soane's Museum
25/03/2020

Sir John Soane's Museum

“We must be intimately acquainted with not only what the ancients have done, but endeavour to learn what they would have done. We shall thereby become artists not mere copyists.” - Sir John Soane #WednesdayWisdom

Secret London
18/03/2020
Secret London

Secret London

See the Louvre in your slippers 😉

The Courtauld Gallery
18/03/2020
The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery

Did you watch Episode 1 of The Art Mysteries with Waldemar Januszczak earlier?

You can watch it again on BBC iPlayer soon and discover the hidden meanings in Van Gogh's extraordinary painting 'Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear' #InOurCollection. 🖼

You can also explore the painting on our website: t.co/rflRdmKR9r

16/03/2020
National Gallery

National Gallery

Explore all of Titian’s mythological masterpieces together for the first time in nearly 500 years.

Sotheby's
15/03/2020
Sotheby's

Sotheby's

Exhibition on view this weekend
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