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English Landscape Painting, Ronald Harwood, David Ogilvy Legacy, Katrina van Grouw

Anne McElvoy talks to screenwriter Ronald Harwood about his new film Quartet, reviews an exhibition about landscape and discusses the legacy of advertising guru David Ogilvy.

Anne McElvoy discusses the three towering figures of English landscape painting - Constable, Gainsborough and Turner - whose work forms a new exhibition at the Royal Academy. With art critic Lynn Nead and historian Andrea Wulf.

Sir Ronald Harwood, the writer whose previous films include The Pianist, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser, talks about adapting his play Quartet for the screen. Quartet stars Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay as ageing opera singers in a home for retired musicians, and is Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut.

The advertising executives Robin Wight and Barry Delaney discuss the legacy of David Ogilvy, widely regarded as the godfather of modern advertising, and whether Ogilvy's methods are relevant to the fast-changing media landscape today.

And the artist Katrina van Grouw gets under the skin of birds in a remarkable book of anatomical drawings.

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The Unfeathered Bird

The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina van Grouw is available now, published by Princeton University Press.

The Unfeathered Bird

The Making of Landscape

Constable, Gainsborough, Turner and the Making of Landscape is exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts from 8 December 2012—17 February 2013.

RA: The Making of Landscape

David Ogilvy

The Unpublished David Ogilvy by David Ogilvy is available now, published by Profile Books.

Profile Books: The Unpublished David Ogilvy


Tom Courtenay and Maggie Smith (pictured above) star in Quartet, based on Ronald Harwood's stage play and directed by Dustin Hoffman. The film is released in UK cinemas on 1st January 2013.