Sun, Jan 16|
Walk Constable's Hampstead London - walk & talk art & art history guided tour
Walk in Constable's footsteps, see where he lived, worked & painted great iconic landscape masterpieces on Hampstead Heath & in London NW3
Time & Location
Jan 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:05 AM
London, Hampstead, London NW3, UK
‘Constable’s Hampstead’ Walk & Talk Art & Art History guided Tour, London NW3, with art historian and art critic Estelle Lovatt FRSA.
Walk through Constable's masterpieces. Inspired by the Royal Academy ‘Late Constable’ exhibition (until 13 February 2022).
Follow in Constable’s footsteps, going back in time, to about 250 years ago, to see the houses 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 local 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.
Estelle brings a portfolio of images of Constable's paintings with, to show you, discuss, and illustrate where he painted them from.
And if you want to draw where Constable sketched, bring your sketch pad and pencil!
"A wonderfully informative walk and talk. A must do. Highly recommended....Really enjoyed it. Fascinating tour....I really enjoyed your Constable tour. A fascinating insight into his life and work in Hampstead....Thanks for a wonderful walk, informative and fun. It was great to visit new bits of Hampstead and learn about Constable....Engaging, educational and inspirational walk [Constable’s Hampstead] that I enjoyed very much....Thanks for so many fascinating Constable stories....Thank you for the most interesting walk around Hampstead, following in the steps of Constable...taking you down small alleyways and to hidden vistas, immersing [you] in Constable's world...Don't miss it!...A big thank you for your excellent Constable’s Walk & Talk tour. Your talk was so informative and fascinating. You showed us parts of Hampstead we’ve never seen before!...Thank you for the fabulous walk. You are so knowledgeable and brought to life Constable’s work, his family and his art. I learned so much and really enjoyed the experience.”
This is a 2-hour walk, over the Heath, with some steps to go up and down in the Village. Starting by Whitestone Pond and finishing in Hampstead Village, London, NW3.
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"Although I thought I knew Hampstead pretty well Estelle Lovatt's atmospheric and meticulously researched walking tour revealed hidden streets and pathways and unexpected vistas that I'd never come across before. It was an amazing experience to tread in Constable's footsteps, and I learned so much about the man, his life and his art. I thoroughly recommend this experience."
Experience and see Hampstead through Romantic painter John Constable's eyes.
Estelle Lovatt FRSA, art historian & art critic, trained as a fine artist, is able to talk about the theory and practice, meaning and intention of great masterpieces, eloquently.
"Estelle is a vivid storyteller...."
Her enthusiasm, passion, motivation and engaging expertise validates her all-round expert opinion on all art periods from cave art to contemporary art, in her own unique way. Delivered in an easy to understand and fun manner.