Great Paintings Of The World With Andrew Marr on Channel 5 | Estelle Lovatt Art Critic and Historian

Andrew Marr tells the stories behind ten of the greatest paintings ever and I’m delighted to be one of the expert contributors giving my take on artists, art history and art throughout the 10 episodes. Watch here.

I helped trace the stories of each of these paintings – from the biography of the artist, the historical context of the painting, throughout to what became of the artist and the painting.
1 – Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, Louvre, Paris
2 – Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh, National Gallery, London
3 – The Fighting Temeraire by Turner, National Gallery, London
4 – Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso, Tate Britain, London
5 – The Water Lilies by Monet, Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris
6 – Hay Wain by Constable, National Gallery, London
7 – Rokeby Venus by Velázquez, National Gallery, London
8 – Night Watch by Rembrandt, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
9 – Ophelia by Millais, Tate Britain, London
10 – Birth of Venus by Botticelli , National Gallery, London

Come and Meet Estelle Lovatt ‘Art Expert in Residence’ at Mall Gallery

15 February 2019, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm, join me at the Mall Gallery  where I’ll be ‘Art Expert in Residence’ and discuss work in The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, ideas around art making, get art market insights and ask your questions on all things art!

I  will be based in the Main Gallery space and you can drop in anytime between 12 noon and 1.30pm.

The Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH

“Art Critic Estelle Lovatt FRSA has the experience of being on both sides of the canvas; having trained as a painter, read art history and as a gallery exhibition curator, Estelle is able to teach, judge and talk about works of art, from Cave Art to Banksy, with expert opinion.

Estelle Lovatt is a freelance art critic on BBC TV and radio; Front Row and Today programmes, SKY News, CNN International, Al Jazeera. She writes art exhibition catalogues, including Henry Moore at Work, Serenity Halcyon Gallery & The Royal Parks, London, Jane McAdam Freud, Deborah Azzopardi, Kelvin Okafor, McAlpine Miller and more.

Estelle has also collaborated with The Reduced Shakespeare Company, writing the Reduced History of Art skit. From her TED Talk, The Fun & Irony in Art, to features in Artists and Illustrators magazine, Estelle is the art expert to read and hear. She’s also an art prize judge including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Sunny Dupree Family Award and Female Artist Prize. And she teaches and lectures at the Hampstead School of Art, London.”