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The Course Register 1993

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Paul Augarde, Heather Baker, James Barnett, Jemima Barrington Styles, Juliet Bennett, Helena Bourdillon, Iraina Cadbury, Anna Childs, Sarah Cochrane, Bryony Collins, Quintin Colville, Camilla Connell, Marina Dudley-Wiliams, Katherine Festing, Hugh Gibson, Rebecca Harrison, Robert Hartley, Suzanna Hawkes, Mark Henderson, Matthew Hervey, Rebecca Higgins, Lucy Holt, Laura Koerckel, Daniel Kruger, Li-Da Kruger, Sophia Lawson, Sarah-Jane Lewis, Perdita Martell, Kristen Monchik, Caroline Moore, Mimi Munson, Camilla Mynors, Kirsty Noel-Paton, Amelia Pampanini, Eloise Plunkett (Deceased), Luke Ponte, Frederick Robarts, Leonie Schroder, Rebecca Scutt, Duncan Soar, William Stephens, Jesca Verdon-Smith, Bettina Vinson, Lucy Webster, Richard Wills, Hattie Woods, Jessica Wright.


Record of Past Programme

The Pre-University Interim Course

January 25 – March 25
Director: John Hall

Venice. Pensione Atlantico
Florence. Hotel Maxim
Rome. Pensione Lydia Venier

Lectures: The Dante Alighieri Society (Arsenale)

Lecturers and Syllabus

John Cobb M.A., FRC Psych. MRCP Consultant Psychiatrist, Priory Hospital
Art and meaning
Does art have meaning? Inner and outer world; perception – can I believe what I see? Imagery and symbolism; the face beneath the mask.

Sonia Coode-Adams Collector of contemporary art and director of her own company, which sells contemporary paintings to city corporations and others
Good taste and the art market
Good and bad paintings – contemporary, modern and old masters.

Mike Davies Partner in Richard Rogers, architects responsible for the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Lloyds Building, London
Architecture today

Jane Glover M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon.) Conductor, broadcaster and writer
Classicism: pillars and pullers
Haydn; Mozart; Beethoven; Schubert

Tom Henry B.A. (Oxon.), M.A. Courtauld Institute, formerly art historian to the National Gallery ‘Microgallery’, preparing complete catalogue of the collection, numerous contributions to catalogues (Guercino, Van Dyck) and other publications
How to look at a painting
Venetian painting
Giotto and Venetian painting to 1450; Mantegna and Bellini; Giorgione and painting around 1500; Titian; Tintoretto and Veronese.

Professor George Holmes FBA, Chichele Professor of Medieval History, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
Humanism in Italy
Petrarch; Machiavelli; Castiglione; Medici patronage; the Papal City.

Charles Hope M.A., D.Phil. Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Warburg Institute, London University, formerly Slade Professor of Fine Art, Oxford University. An organiser of the ‘Genius of Venice’ exhibition at the Royal Academy, author of Titian and other publications
Vasari, art history, Florence and Venice
The altarpiece; religious narratives; history, ancient and modern; mythology and allegory; Veronese and secular decoration in Venice.

Deborah Howard M.A. Cambridge, Ph.D. Courtauld Institute, FSA and FSA Scot. Senior lecturer in Department of Architecture, Edinburgh University. Member of Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland and Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, author of Jacopo Sansovino: architecture and patronage in Venice and The Architectural History of Venice
Venetian Architecture
Venice’s amphibious townscape; Venice and the East; Ruskin’s Venice; theatre in Venetian architecture; the plague and its impact on the city.

Geoffrey Humphries Portrait-figure artist living in Venice, has exhibited throughout Europe
Life drawing classes

Peter Lauritzen M.A. Author of Palaces of Venice, Venice: 1,000 years of Culture and Civilization, The Islands and Lagoons of Venice and UNESCO report: Venice Restored
Venetian History 1, 2
Restoration in Venice
Venetian palaces

Edward Lucie-Smith M.A., FRSL, poet, art critic, author of many books including Movements in Art since 1945, Lives of the Great 20th Century Artists, currently working on a History of Western Civilisation and a History of 20th Century Latin American Art
Movements in modern art
Classical modern styles; the nature of abstract art; realism in the 20th century; pop art and pop culture; art today, the 70s and 80s.
Venetian painting in the 18th century

Richard MacKenney Lecturer in History, Edinburgh University, author Tradesmen and traders: the world of the guilds in Venice and Europe 1250-1650 (1987)
European Civilisation

Rodney Milnes Editor of Opera Magazine, chief opera critic, The Times, well known broadcaster
Rossini, the musician and his mask; Bellini and Donizetti – the world of bel canto; Verdi – the colossus; Wagner, the complete work of art; Puccini – realism unleashed.

David Newbold M.A. (Oxon.), M.A.(Reading) Linguistics
The Italian Educational System

Paula Nuttall Ph.D. in Renaissance Painting, Courtauld Institute. Lectures at Universities of Cambridge and London, publishes in Burlington Magazine and other journals
The classical language of architecture
How to look at a painting

Nicholas Penny Clore Curator of Renaissance Art, National Gallery, formerly Slade Professor Oxford, Keeper of Department of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
How the National Gallery works

Peter Phillips well known broadcaster and conductor, Professor of Music, Royal School of Music, founder-director of the Tallis Scholars (Gramophone Record of the Year Award 1987), music critic, The Spectator
Music instruments, old and new
Medieval origins; Renaissance singing; voices and instruments in the time of Bach; performance and practice in classical times; the modern orchestra.

Sarah Quill Freelance photographer working between London and Venice. Film work includes Wagner, A Room with a View, White Mischief, and Maestro. Runs Archivo Veneziano, a photographic archive of the city
Practical photography classes

Penny Sparke Senior tutor in History of Design at the Royal College of Art. Author of among other books, Italian Design 1870 to the Present, regular contributor to international design magazines and frequent broadcaster on the subject
Italian design

Nicholas True M.A. former Whitgift Research Student, Peterhouse, Cambridge in the field of Byzantine Studies, publications on Byzantium
Byzantine art
The origins of Byzantine style – Ravenna; the golden age of Byzantium; Byzantium in Venice; Torcello and San Marco.

Caroline Villers B.A. (Oxon.), M.A. Courtauld Institute, Diploma in Conservation, Courtauld Institute, lecturer in conservation of paintings, Courtauld Institute
Painting techniques
Tempera – the craft of painting; oil painting and individuality; conservation and change (time); conservation and change (restoration).

Rosella Zorzi Professor in American Literature, University of Venice, Director, Società Dante Alighieri, Venice
Ezra Pound in Venice


Francine Van Hertsen M.A. Art History (Louvre, Paris) Diploma of Institute of Painting Conservation, Florence, Art History teacher, Chief Restorer of the frescoes of S. Luigi dei Francesi, Rome.
Introduction to Florence. Florentine Sculpture; visits to Museo del Opera del Duomo, Bargello. Florentine Architecture; visits to Baptistry, Duomo, Santa Croce, Pazzi Chapel, Florentine Painting; visits to Santa Maria Novella, Ognissanti, Carmini, Santa Felicità. Fra Angelico and Michelangelo; visits to San Marco and Accademia.


Nigel McGilchrist M.A. (Oxon.), has lived and worked as an Art Historian in Rome for over ten years. He has taught at Rome University and has been External Consultant to the Superintendence of Fine Arts of the Italian Government, during that period. He lectures for a consortium of American Universities, teaching the history of painting techniques and materials.
Visits to Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, S. Luigi dei Fancesi, Piazza Navona, Gesù, and S. Ignazio

Francine Van Hertsen M.A. Art History (Louvre, Paris) Diploma of Institute of Painting Conservation, Florence, Art History teacher, Chief Restorer of the frescoes of S. Luigi dei Francesi, Rome.
Visits to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Stanze.
Villa D’Este at Tivoli.

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