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!
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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]

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Colnaghi
01/09/2020

Colnaghi

✨Carlo Dolci, ‘Mater Dolorosa’, c. 1653. This beautifully executed portrayal of the Virgin in prayer is a significant addition to the known versions by Dolci of the subject. In this work, the incisive simplicity of representation enhances the sincere devotional power of the image. The #madonna is wrapped in a luxurious #ultramarine cloak, the focus on her face superbly enhanced by a subtle golden light depicted around her head. Red accents on sleeves and lips provide a subtle counterpoint to the intense blue of her cloak. Currently on view in our London gallery, visit us or get in touch for more information. #Colnaghi1760 #CarloDolci

Tate
27/08/2020

Tate

The Rothko room is returning to Tate Britain! 🏛️ Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals have been reunited with the world’s largest collection of J.M.W. Turner paintings. Intended as paintings of contemplation, these nine abstract works were donated to Tate by Rothko himself due to his deep affection for British art, especially Turner.

Book your free visit from 1 September: https://bit.ly/2ErZPMc

The most terrifying images in history?
25/08/2020
The most terrifying images in history?

The most terrifying images in history?

Paintings of the past depicted horror, dread and foreboding. But can art still frighten us into a new consciousness, asks Kelly Grovier.

Aesthetica Magazine
23/08/2020

Aesthetica Magazine

#AestheticaArchives: Nocturnal Photography

Discover visual artists capturing the world at night. From neon-bathed cities to remote woodlands, these images are filled with mystery: https://bit.ly/2QeflNX

20/08/2020
The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery

‘In Detail’ is our series of weekly short films presented by our academics and curators that reveal the hidden details in some of the most iconic works in The Courtauld Collection.
In Episode 8, Ernst Vegelin Van Claerbergen (Head of The Courtauld Gallery) will revisit Bruegel’s ‘Landscape with the Flight into Egypt’, directing our attention to the tiny detail of the falling pagan idol.

This dramatic image tells the story of the Holy Family fleeing persecution in Bethlehem transposed to an imaginary Northern European landscape, above a river valley bordered by craggy peaks.

Ernst will look closely at the importance of this dramatic setting to enhance the narrative and the religious resonance carried through the detail of the idol tumbling into the shrine.

Sir John Soane's Museum
20/08/2020

Sir John Soane's Museum

This #ThrowbackThursday we're looking forward - to when visitors can once again enjoy the #SoaneMuseum on 1 October. You'll be able to book free timed tickets for your visit from 1 September #LoveCultureWeek

Great woman
15/08/2020

Great woman

An incredible painter, Luchita Hurtado
Rest In Peace (1920-2020)
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#luchitahurtado

St. Paul's Cathedral
13/08/2020

St. Paul's Cathedral

'To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.'

Artist and poet William Blake died #onthisday in 1827.

Although he was largely unrecognised by his peers during his lifetime, his expressive 'Pre-Romantic' style has influenced innumerable artists and writers since his death.

Blake is remembered in our Crypt with a wall memorial.

British Museum
12/08/2020

British Museum

📢🎫🏛 Tickets now available!

We’re opening our doors on 27 August and are looking forward to welcoming you back. Two million years of human history awaits – book tickets here: http://ow.ly/5Yjr30r3Yo7

We’ve introduced timed ticket slots to help limit numbers so you can enjoy your visit safely, and our new easy-to-follow route through the Museum takes in 9,000 objects spanning from ancient cultures to contemporary art. For full details on planning your visit, staying safe and what’s new, see our visiting page here: http://ow.ly/5Yjr30r3Yo7

Thank you for your support while we have been closed – we can’t wait to welcome you back!

Rijksmuseum
08/08/2020

Rijksmuseum

⁣How is your year so far…? �⠀

By the way: the museum is open, come in and find some relief!⠀

www.rijksmuseum.nl⠀

#2020challenge #reesewitherspoonchallenge

Sir John Soane's Museum
08/08/2020

Sir John Soane's Museum

#ObjectoftheWeek Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s visit to Paestum in 1777 resulted in number of magnificent drawings, 15 of which Soane acquired at auction in 1817. This image is in fact a plate from a volume created by Piranesi's son Francesco following his father’s death.

Apsley House
06/08/2020

Apsley House

On this day, in 1660 the great Spanish artist Velazquez died. From his early work in Seville to his time as the court painter to Philip IV he produced some of the most influential works of art in Europe. At Apsley House we have four of his paintings, the most famous is The Waterseller of Seville.

British Museum
01/08/2020

British Museum

#August is named after the Roman emperor Augustus.

This marble bust depicts the emperor, and was made in the first century AD. Did you manage to see it while it toured the globe as part of our ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’ exhibition?

Find out how all the months got their names in this blog: http://ow.ly/nqE730oAsRF

🔎 Marble head of the Roman emperor Augustus. Roman, first century AD. Read more: http://ow.ly/KjYz30r1PGD

The Courtauld Gallery
31/07/2020

The Courtauld Gallery

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Antibes, 1888. Oil on canvas.

Starting in early spring 1888, Monet spent several months painting in Antibes, in the south of France. He struggled with ever-changing weather conditions, but worked hard to convey the transitory effects of light and wind.

Here, Monet captured the intensity of Mediterranean light and colour by using strongly contrasting colours. He wrote: ‘What I bring back from here will be sweetness itself, white, pink and blue, all enveloped in this magical air

© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London.

5 Best Day Trips from London
30/07/2020
5 Best Day Trips from London

5 Best Day Trips from London

No matter how much you love London, some country air will do you some good.

The Courtauld Gallery
29/07/2020

The Courtauld Gallery

Vincent van Gogh died on this day in 1890. One of his masterpieces ‘Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear’ #InOurCollection is currently on display in the Van Gogh Museum ‘In the Picture’ exhibition until 31 August🖼

Paul Gauguin joined Van Gogh in Arles in November 1888, in order to paint together in what Van Gogh called the ‘studio of the south’, but they quickly started to quarrel. After an argument on 23 December, Van Gogh mutilated his right ear. He was admitted to hospital, and Gauguin returned to Paris.

This self-portrait was one of the first works Van Gogh painted after this incident. He seems to have thought that the act of painting would help him recover his mental equilibrium.

Van Gogh wears rough outdoor clothing. Behind him are an easel with a scarcely worked painting, and a print he owned by the Japanese artist Sato Torakiyo (dating from the 1870s). The picture could be a defiant statement of his determination to continue painting

Discover more about the painting 👉bit.ly/30UfLy5

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889. © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London.

Sotheby's
28/07/2020

Sotheby's

Auction Record!

This beautiful self-portrait by the greatest of the Dutch Old Masters, Rembrandt Van Rijn, just realised £14.5 million, setting a new auction record for a self-portrait by the artist at auction.

Dated to 1632, Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat, is one of only three self-portraits by the artist remaining in private hands, and the only one ever likely to come to auction.

https://bit.ly/3hKoRnE

Sky Arte
28/07/2020

Sky Arte

Marcel Duchamp è nato il 28 luglio 1887. Considerato insieme a Pablo Picasso e Henri Matisse tra gli artisti che hanno rivoluzionato le arti plastiche all’inizio del XX secolo, è anche responsabile di significativi sviluppi nella pittura e nella scultura.

#sothebyslondon #lovearthistory
26/07/2020
Watch Andrew Graham-Dixon’s ‘Rembrandt to Richter’ Exhibition Tour

#sothebyslondon #lovearthistory

Join esteemed art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon on a tour of our ‘Rembrandt to Richter’ Evening Sale (28 July | London) exhibition. Discover fascinating facts and compelling art history anecdotes as Sotheby’s specialists guide Andrew through our London galleries. This unique cross-category auc...

A Journey Through 500 Years of Art
18/07/2020
A Journey Through 500 Years of Art

A Journey Through 500 Years of Art

As the pioneering Rembrandt to Richter Evening Sale is announced, renowned author, art critic and historian, Andrew Graham-Dixon, leads us on a journey that introduces highlights from the auction and the significant role they have played in art history.

Edvard Munch
14/07/2020

Edvard Munch

Munch of the week: "The Death of Marat", 1906 (Colour printed lithograph)

The Wallace Collection
13/07/2020

The Wallace Collection

A transaction as humble as the delivery of food takes on a mysterious narrative charge in this serene painting. A little boy stands at a threshold offering a basket filled with rolls of bread to a well-dressed lady.

Beyond them, the viewer catches a glimpse of a tiled courtyard, another dark interior, and farther still, a canal. In the distant background, one sees the ghostly outlines of another woman who seems to watch from afar. The artist Pieter de Hooch likely made this painting in the early 1660s, soon after his arrival to the city of Amsterdam from Delft.

Discover more in our online Collection Trail: https://bit.ly/3093qWt

The Courtauld Gallery
12/07/2020

The Courtauld Gallery

#OnThisDay in 1884, the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani was born.

Modigliani’s Female Nude #InOurCollection is a radical reworking of the conventions of figurative painting and sculpture in western European art. The sensuous pose of the sleeping model, her head tilted to one side, is typical of the vast number of classicising nudes that were shown annually at the Salon in Paris.

However, the woman’s elongated face and boldly simplified features derive in generalised terms from the traditions of non-western art and testify to Modigliani’s knowledge of Egyptian, African and Oceanic sculpture. Moreover, his rough handling of paint ran counter to the highly-finished, smoothed surfaces found in most Salon nudes at this time. Here he applies the paint with a short stabbing action, manipulating it whilst still wet so that the marks of his stiff brush are clearly visible, as are the deeply scratched lines made with the end of his brush to accentuate the model’s hair.

Discover more here: bit.ly/2OefP5S

Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Female Nude, 1916 (circa). © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London.

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao
12/07/2020

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao

#GuggenheimBilbaoPregunta ¿Qué autor que hoy hubiera cumplido era conocido por sus retratos y desnudos en un estilo que se caracterizaba por el alargamiento de los rostros y las figuras?

Tate
10/07/2020

Tate

🖋️ Aubrey Beardsley shocked and delighted late-Victorian London. The artist's exhibition of sinuous, elegant illustrations has been extended until 20 September at Tate Britain. Book your visit here: https://bit.ly/2ZNxOp3

Ashmolean Museum
06/07/2020

Ashmolean Museum

It might be #WorldKissingDay, but don't forget the #coronavirus rules! Here are a few tender moments from our Western Art collection.

Colnaghi
04/07/2020

Colnaghi

We are open for @londonartweek_ from 11am - 6pm this #weekend. 🔥 Touching the shores of the River Ebro in southern Catalonia, #Miravet provided much inspiration for artists, like Giverny and Arles before it. Joaquim Mir painted its landscape from bold new perspectives during his time there, from 1929-30; he perfectly captures the gentle contrasts of light upon its landscape, bathed in the late afternoon #sun, in this painting. Step inside our online viewing room through the link below ahead of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you! #colnaghi

https://colnaghi1760.viewingrooms.com/viewing-room/5794d5229b8441829dacbafa9bb035ae/

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