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Andrew Marr Greatest Paintings

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NoProblem123 Wed 24-Jun-20 18:54:30

Anyone else watching this ?
I’m really enjoying it - not something I thought I’d say, but it’s really informative, as much about the artist as about the painting.

We’ve done Van Goch, Davinchi, and Turner.
Think there’s 10 altogether so 7 fabulous episodes to go.

I love watching someone talk passionately about something grin

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gailforce1 Wed 24-Jun-20 19:49:39

This has passed me by, when is it on NoProblem?

MrBennsshop Wed 24-Jun-20 19:52:46

Slight tangent here, but I've been listening to Sandi Toksvig's podcasts. She pointed out how few famous women artists there are. Am ashamed to admit I hadn't noticed, but she's right isn't she. Will Andrew Marr be covering any women artists I wonder.

NoProblem123 Wed 24-Jun-20 20:30:32

Channel 5 Saturday evenings. There 3 on catch up.

And now I think about it, hardly any female artists - be interesting to see if any are featured in the remaining episodes!

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DuesToTheDirt Thu 25-Jun-20 22:52:41

Been watching but his selections aren't my faves. I hate The Birth of Venus and Ophelia is sentimental tosh. Ah well.

The80sweregreat Mon 29-Jun-20 08:11:55

Im really enjoying this series. I don't know that much about art , I'm finding the background to the paintings is fascinating.

I agree that think of any famous artist and chances are it'll be a male one you think of first ! Especially during the times that Andrew Marr is covering. I hope he does feature a female artist at some stage.
I missed last nights one so have to catch up today.

LadyOfTheCanyon Tue 30-Jun-20 05:22:08

He might do Artemisia Gentileschi or Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun as a sop to female painters but if he's been populist ( Birth of Venus?? Come ON!) then probably not.

Apolloanddaphne Tue 30-Jun-20 05:49:13

If you have Twitter then follow #womansart. It showcases all the wonderful female artists both past and present.

CountFosco Tue 30-Jun-20 06:02:53

Amanda Vickery did a series on BBC2 a few years ago about female artists and said it was actually quite difficult to get access to some of the works she wanted to cover, there has been a long history of suppressing female achievement (in all spheres).

Magicbabywaves Tue 30-Jun-20 06:07:56

I saw this and it was better than I expected. He’s very doing the top ten of pictures people know.

I thought Mark Gatiss on Aubrey Beardsley (I player) was excellent.

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