We filmed with The Sunday Times critic Waldemar Januszczak's production company last week. They filmed our Executioner with John the Baptist's Head by William Dobson for a programme coming out later this year on the 17th century artist. There is not much information out there about Dobson, despite being described as 'the most distinguished purely British painter before Hogarth', so Waldemar’s programme will be an interesting opportunity to shed more light on his work.
They also filmed our Monet, an artist who needs no introductions and one of my favourite paintings in the gallery, Woman Ironing by Degas, for a different programme which will form part of a special series on the Impressionists in 2012. The painting in the image above is Monet's Break-up of the ice on the Seine, near Bennecourt and is a bit of a celebrity painting at the gallery with this and its appearance last month in a feature on Granada news on Cultural Cabbies.
Both of Waldemar’s progammes are for the BBC so keep an eye on the blog for a link to iPlayer when they are aired.
For more info on Woman Ironing check out a podcast by Reyahn King, director of art galleries at National Museums Liverpool.