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Jane Armstrong, Edmund Bailhache, Bill Baker (Deceased), Mary Bennett, Carole Blackshaw, Clare Blackwell, Stephen Brookson, Judith Bull, Rosalind Bullock, Pamela Clarke, Christopher Cuthbert, Louisa Dunlop, Anthony Fincham, Wendy Fulton, Jonathan Garrett, Catharine Goulder, Hero Granger-Taylor, Stephen Greaves, Phillippa Guerney, David Haig, Victoria Hanham, John Hastings-Bass, Antony Herbert, Rachel Hislop, Michael Hutchinson, Lawrence Jacobson, Philippa Jones, Garo Keheyan, Andrew Kerr, Robert Khan, Peter Lamb *, Fiona Lumsden, Katharine Macnair, Sally-Ann Mendez la Costa, Susan Mills, Margaret O’Connor, Peter Osband, Guy Paterson, David Prior, Michael Romberg, Mody Schreiber, Jane Sibree, Miranda Simond, Harry Spencer-Smith, Andrew Standley, Christine Tebbot, Jane Toler, Katharine Vanneck, Edward Whiteley, Rory Wilkinson, Diana Wormald, Lisa Zeff.
Record of Past Programme
The Contemporary Europe Pre-University Course in Venice
February 17 – April 4
Director: John Hall
Venice. Pensione alla Salute da Cici
Lectures: Georgio Cini Foundation, Museo Correr, Pensione Lecture Room
Lecturers and Syllabus
Doctor Bernard Hickey M.A. Lecturer in English, the University Institute of Language and Letters, Venice
Writers in Italy
Byron, Shelley, Ruskin, Browning.
Charles Hope M.A. Junior Research Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge
Venice and the Art of the Renaissance
The early Renaissance in Florence and Central Italy; the early Renaissance in Venice and North Italy; Mantegna, Antonello da Messina and Giovanni Bellini; the high Renaissance in Florence and Central Italy; official art in Venice around 1500; Gentile Bellini and Carpaccio: the innovations of Giorgione; the post-Giorgionesque generation; Titian, Palma Vecchio and Lotto; early Mannerist art; Venice and the art of Central Italy; Titian and his patrons; Tintoretto, Veronese and Bassano; visit to the Doge’s palace.
Peter Lauritzen B.A.
Sir Henry Wotton, James I’s Ambassador in Venice
Nicola Le Fanu B.A. Composer
400 Years of Opera
Monteverdi’s Venetian operas; Mozart and opera buff; the 19th century; Verdi, Wagner; why opera in the 20th century? (These lectures will be illustrated with reference to the current repertoire at La Fenice, the Venetian Opera House).
Music in the 20th Century
Debussy and the post-impressionist Paris; Stravinsky and the Russian Ballet; Schonberg and a central tradition; against tradition – from Dada to Cage; 1950 ‘1’anno zero to 1972.
Robert McHenry B.A., D.Phil. Tutor in Social Psychology, Oxford University
The aims and methods of social psychology; non-verbal communication; cross-cultural social interaction; forming impressions of other persons; measuring the accuracy of impressions; children’s ability to form impressions; prejudice; attitude change; leadership and group processes; social psychological ideas about mental illness.
Professor Dott. Terisio Pignatti Vice-Director of the Civic Museums of Venice, Professor of History of Art, University of Padua
A survey of Venetian architecture and of Venetian painting
From Ravenna mosaics to San Marco; trecento and early quattrocento; quattrocento – Mantegna, Carpaccio; the Bellini; cinquecento – Giorgione, Titian, Bassano, Tintoretto; seicento and early settecento – the baroque and rococo; settecento – Tiepolo and Longhi; landscape painting in the settecento – Canaletto, Guardi; Venice in settecento viewprints; architecture in Venice today.
Stella Rudolph B.A., Laurea, Lecturer in Art History, University of California Florence Program
Architecture in 16th Century Venice
Introduction; Bramante and the architecture of the High renaissance in Rome; visit to Sansovino’s major buildings in Venice – Palazzo Corner, the Zecca, the Library, the Loggetta; visit to S.Giorgio Maggiore; visit to Le Zitelle and Il Redentore; visit to Padua and then to Villa Maser and Villa Emo.
Baroque and Rococo Art in Venice
Introduction; Roman Baroque art; visit to S. Maria della Salute; visit to the Scuola del Carmine and the Ca’Zenobio; visit to Ca’Rezzonico; Canova and the Birth of Neo-Classicism.
Peter Russell Poet
William Blake’s Condemnation of the great Venetian Painters
Problems of Poetry today
The Reverend Victor Stanley Chaplain to the English Church in Venice
Fr. Rolfe, Baron Corvo in Venice
Visits in Florence
Gothic and Renaissance Art in Florence
Visits to: Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, Santo Spirito and Santa Maria del Carmine, San Lorenzo, Palazzo Vecchio.
Visits in Rome
Renaissance and Baroque Art in Rome
Visits to: Villa Farnesina, Santa Maria del Popolo, Il Gesu, Sant’Andrea della Valle, Sant’Ignazio, San Luigi del Francesi, Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, Sant’Agnese in Piazza Navona, Sant’Andrea al Quirinale, San Carlo alle Quatro Fontane, Santa Maria della Vittoria.