Nigel Greenwood talks about Auguste Renoir's La Loge, which hangs at the Courtauld Institute Galleries, London, and compares his work with that of other French Impressionist painters.
Hugh Vickers talks about Duccio's Madonna and Child, which hangs at the National Gallery in London. He compares the painting to other works by Duccio and to other religious art of the time. Show more
Peter Wilson talks about Paul Cezanne's style and inspirations, with reference to his painting The Lake of Annecy, which hangs at the Courtauld Institute Galleries in London.
David Hockney talks about the Frescoes by Domenichino in the National Gallery, London. He explains how the border on the painting depicting Apollo killing the Cyclops affects the picture. Show more
Patrick Nuttgens talks about Jan Vermeer's The Guitar Player, considering the artist's use of light and his interest in showing people in domestic settings with musical instruments. Show more
Sir Hugh Casson talks about Greenwich Reach, a painting by George Chambers, which hangs at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Show more
William Thomson discusses Thomas Gainsborough's painting Lady Howe. He compares it to other works by Gainsborough and contrasts the artist's portraits and landscapes. Show more
Edwin Mullins shines a spotlight on Alberto Giacometti's Portrait of Caroline. He also considers Giacometti's work as a sculptor and shows how he was influenced by Egyptian art. Show more
Michael Kitson considers Claude Lorrain's Landscape Near Rome with a View of the Ponte Molle, which hangs at the Birmingham City Art Gallery.
David Thompson discusses Bridget Riley's The Fall, criticised by many as modern art, and compares it to paintings by artists such as Rubens, Turner and Van Gogh.