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October 17, 2018 1 min read

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Autumn welcomes great new shows such as the fourth series of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year. Filmed during the glorious summer weather.

Joan Bakewell and is joined by new co host Stephen Mangan (of Green Wing fame) who take artists to several stunning locations across the UK, later in the series is held at Inveraray Castle, a country house in Argyll. Painters will capture the charming architecture, rose gardens plus surrounding Loch Fyne and mountains. 



Sky and Now TV customers can watch this on catch up if you aren’t up to date -  the first episode was Tuesday 16th October.

The Landscape Artist of the Year will win a range of amazing prizes, how does a £10,000 commission for a British institution’s permanent collection and £500 of art materials sound? 

There isn’t a shortage of wonderful artists around the UK whose abilities vary, through the competition each artist’s capabilities become clear, and towards the end of each series the locations offer more complex landscapes. By watching each artists individual process you see the landscape through their eyes, as they create their own interpretations.
Expert judges Kate Bryan, Kathleen Soriano and Tai Shan Schierenberg also return for the new series.

The final airs on 4th December at Greenwich park. Tune in to find out who will be crowned Landscape Artist of the Year...

Episode Guide here

Larissa Gill
Larissa Gill


5 Responses

John
John

December 21, 2018

I have enjoyed every series of both Landscape Artist of the Year and Portrait Artist of the Year. There is no right and wrong in decisions on artistic merit. Art evokes emotions and enables the viewer to see something new in the scene. Whilst television may seem to be an obvious medium it is still not easy to form judgements. For this reason I visited the Clarendon Gallery to explore more fully and close up the work of the semi finalists. I had struggled to see what the judges had seen in Jen Gash’s work. I felt that maybe TV was causing something to be missed. Seeing all the artists’ work gave me renewed respect for all of them. However rather than resolving the issue of Jen Gash as their choice I was even more mystified. Her work is too sparse for me. The invented ‘narrative’ of the judges tells me more about them than the work. The work of the other two finalists was stunning – in both technique and interpretation. The Lincoln Cathedral dyptich stunning in its technical accomplishment and power. The lighthouse commission was moody and brilliantly executed. The work of Carl Knibb really stands out on close examination – his treatment of light and atmosphere brilliant.. I thought Jen was a delightful person and an interesting artist but I remain even more surprised at the judges’ choice.

Susan
Susan

December 11, 2018

I’ve watched the arts painting shows for years and I am so disappointed with the final choices this year I will not watch in the future. I don’t mind if the winners art works are unusual or abstract but they must be substantially good paintings. The winner’s paintings were not the expected standard in any of the heats and the explanations by the experts did not make sense, Kate? had decided what she liked and that was going to win, the paintings that were painted in the tv episodes weren’t full of emotion they were poor, the picture of the pier was good but that is not representative of the competition. Usually the experts discuss how paint has been applied, about the marks on the canvas, there wasn’t any of these comments for Jen’s pictures- they appeared unfinished, drab and without a good composition. Perhaps we need new judges, as ever the presenters were excellent.

Tina Wood
Tina Wood

December 11, 2018

Another awful choice of art won again! for Sky landscape artist of the year!! 2018. What are these so called art judges seeing! obviously not what the rest of the population are seeing. As usual the really talented and skilled artists don’t stand a chance next to the usual rubbish that win.

Charlotte

Chris Parry
Chris Parry

December 07, 2018

Love the programme but hate the three pretentious so-called experts with their “narratives”. Their views on art are a million miles away from 99% of the viewing population. I wouldn’t even have Jen Gash paint my loo. I know art is subjective but come on, the other two artists were miles ahead with their painting, not just in the final, but throughout the series. As l said, l love the programme, but please, let’s have some “normal/down to earth” judges that aren’t part of the art elite.

Kevin Morris
Kevin Morris

December 07, 2018

Why didn’t the artist who actually painted the scene in front of him win.

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