Constable’s Hampstead Walk and Talk Tour

Walk in Constable’s footsteps, see where he lived, worked & painted his great iconic landscape masterpieces on Hampstead Heath & around NW3

About this event

‘Constable’s Hampstead’ Walk & Talk Tour with art historian and art critic Estelle Lovatt FRSA.

Walk in Constable’s footsteps to see where he lived, worked and painted his great iconic landscape masterpieces on the Heath, Hampstead, and around the NW3 London village, finishing at his family tomb in the church.

Estelle speaks to you, describing the story of Constable’s life, his parents, family, wife and children. His dislike of Turner and relationship with the Royal Academy. Painting ‘en plein air’ and ‘alla prima’, British Romanticism, Dutch Golden Age influences, inspiring future French Impressionism. Bringing alive everything you wanted to know about Constable, and how he painted nature, the best clouds, rays of sunshine & double rainbows in art history.

And if you want to draw where Constable sketched, bring your sketch pad and pencil!

This is a 2-hour walk.

This walk finishes in Hampstead Village.

Location

Whitestone Pond

Whitestone Walk

Hampstead

NW3 1EA

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

‘Constable’s Hampstead’ Walk & Talk & Art History guided tour | Ham & High

‘Constable’s Hampstead’ Walk & Talk & Art History guided tour.

A guided tour with art historian and critic Estelle Lovatt. 

Estelle will walk through 18th century landscape painter John Constable’s masterpieces to compliment the Royal Academy’s Late Constable exhibition. People are invited to follow in the Romantic painter’s footsteps, 250 years ago, to walk in Constable’s footsteps; see the houses where he lived, worked and painted great iconic landscape masterpieces on Hampstead Heath and around Hampstead village, finishing at his family tomb in the local church.

Estelle will tell the story of Constable’s life, his parents, family, wife and children, his dislike of Turner and relationship with the Royal Academy. The tour is inspired by the Royal Academy ‘Late Constable’ exhibition.

Estelle brings a portfolio of images of Constable’s paintings on the tour, to show where he painted them from and to give those interested a chance to sketch where the painter once sketched.

Tickets £15 | Book here

‘Mother & Baby Life Drawing’ Zoom On-line Sessions

Delighted to be collaborating with artist Fiona Wilson and inviting artists to join us for 2 hour Mother and Baby Life Drawing sessions on Zoom.

Please register here: https://www.fionawilsonart.com/online-events

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
7:00 PM 9:00 PM

I will introduce the session with references to mother and baby in an art history context and provide tips and snippets of wisdom throughout to aid your approach.

The Format

The sessions take place on Zoom and we open with a series of quick exercises of 5-10 minutes before moving onto 2 x 30 minute longer poses after a short break. The session closes with an opportunity to share your work and ask Estelle any questions you may have.

Upon booking you will receive an email receipt. Instructions of how to join us on the evening will be emailed to you a week before the class and a reminder will be sent 2 hours before we start. Please ensure you have Zoom installed, arrive at 6.50pm for a prompt 7pm start and have your camera turned.

This is an adult class with 16-18 year olds welcome at parents’ discretion.

Recording, photographing and screen grabbing are strictly forbidden.

Materials Guide

We would suggest bringing basic drawing material including sheets of paper and/or a sketchbook, pencils, charcoal, pastels, paints or inks but please feel free to use any mediums you choose

Duration

2 hours

UK: 7 – 9pm

Paris: 8 – 10pm

Barcelona: 8 – 10pm

Rome: 8 – 10pm

Berlin: 8 – 10pm

New York: 2 – 4pm

Disgusting artworks: enthralling or revolting?

Disgusting artworks: enthralling or revolting?
Revulsion is one of the strongest human reactions and if art is designed to instil an emotional response in the viewer, what is the role of disgust in art? Stig Abell explores what makes us disgusted and how artists have used disgust to enthral or repel audiences. He speaks to artist Andrea Hasler, whose wax-based sculptures re-imagine luxury goods like handbags with raw fleshy innards, along with art critic Estelle Lovatt and horror fan Kim Newman to explore the role of disgust in visual art and film.

Image: Andrea Hasler, at Andrea Hasler, ‘Burdens of Excess’ installation at Gusford Los Angeles.
Image credit: Andrea Hasler/Gusford Gallery, Los Angeles

First broadcast on Front Row, 22 October 2018.

Painting Music Live with pianist David Steinberg / Online Session

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021
  • 7:00 PM  9:00 PM on ZOOM – BOOK HERE

David will be playing a variety of music genres on his mini grand piano for us to respond to, with a focus on intuitive mark making and translating instrumental layers into a visual language.

Estelle will introduce the session by talking about the relationship between art and music and its significance in art history referencing paintings including those by Kandinsky, Sickert’s ‘Tipperary’, Whistler’s  ‘Nocturns’,  Klee’s ‘Polyphony’,  Mondrian’s ‘Broadway Boogie Woogie’ and Matisse’s ‘Jazz Suite’.

The Format

The session takes place on Zoom. We open with a series of quick warm up exercises with music of different tempos before moving on to longer pieces of a variety of genres, rhythms and styles.

The session includes a short 10 minute break and closes with an opportunity to share your work and ask Estelle any questions you may have.

Upon booking you will receive an email receipt. Instructions of how to join us on the evening will be emailed to you in the week before the class and a reminder will be sent 2 hours before we start. Please ensure you have Zoom installed, arrive at 6.50pm for a prompt 7pm start and have your camera turned on.

Recording, photographing and screen grabbing are strictly forbidden.

Materials Guide

We would suggest bringing basic drawing materials including sheets of paper and/or a sketchbook, pencils, charcoal, pastels, paints or inks but please feel free to use any mediums you choose.

Duration

2 hours

UK: 7 – 9pm

Paris: 8 – 10pm

Barcelona: 8 – 10pm

Rome: 8 – 10pm

Berlin: 8 – 10pm

New York: 2 – 4pm