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Juliet Adams, Sofia Aftalion, Shahrezad Amini, Emma Baring, Sarah Barkshire, Vanessa Birrell, Julian Brooks, Nicole Calleja, Fiann Coombs, Tessa Crichton-Miller, Melanie Cutcliffe, Sarah Everritt, Luke Fletcher, Paloma Gay Y Blasco, Gillian Gilson, Alexandra Greig, Anita Gupta, Samantha Hardwicke, Francesca Hay, Lara Jacobs, Anna James, Mary Kilpatrick, Clare Lindsay, Mark Morgan, Jane Locke, Verity Loudon, Caroline Maw, Antonia Morris, Kate Murdoch, Richard Murray, Georgina Napier, Jenny Olivier, Alison Post, Sharon Potter, Maria Rabanal, Philippa Riley, Vanessa Rowan, Justin Scheinberg, Emma Schwarz, Alexandra Smith, Olivia Tisdall, Eugenie Tossounian, John Trevelyan, Michael Trinder, Louise Van Moppes, Serena Veasey, Nicola Waygood, Melanie Yearsley.
Record of Past Programme
The Pre-University Interim Course
January – March
Director: John Hall
Venice. Pensione Atlantico
Florence. Hotel Medici
Rome. Pensione Lydia Venier
Lectures: The Dante Alighieri Society (Arsenale)
Lecturers and Syllabus
David Ekserdjian M.A. Former Christie’s Fellow Balliol College, Oxford and lecturer, Courtauld Institute, art critic, The Independent
Giotto in Padua; Mantegna and Bellini; Giorgione and painting around 1500; Tintoretto and Veronese.
Kenneth Garlick Ph.D. Former Keeper of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The Italian Renaissance
Jane Glover M.A., D.Phil. Artistic Director, London Mozart Players, Fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford
The prodigy; declaration of independence; the final curtain
Sir John Hale Professor of Italian History, London University
The Italian achievement
Humanism in Italy
Petrarch; Machiavelli; Castiglione; the Medici; Renaissance Popes
Bernard Hickey M.A. Professor of Commonwealth Literature, University of Venice
Ruskin in Venice
Charles Hope Ph.D. Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Warburg Institute, University of London
Altarpieces; religious narratives; histories – ancient and modern; mythology and allegory; Veronese and secular decoration in Venice
Deborah Howard Ph.D. Lecturer, Edinburgh University, author of The Architectural History of Venice
The Venetian townscape; traditional building types; improving the public image; Piazza San Marco; the plague and its architectural consequences.
Peter Lauritzen M.A. Author of Palaces of Venice, Venice: 1,000 years of Culture and Civilization, The Islands and Lagoons of Venice, UNESCO report: Venice Restored
Venetian History 1, 2.
Restoration in Venice
The Venetian Palace
Byron in Venice
John Matthews Fellow of Queen’s College, Oxford
Rome and Holy Rome
Myths of Empire
Nigel McGilchrist B.A. Consultant to Sovraintendenza alle Belle Arti, Rome, Director, the Anglo-Italian Institute, Rome
Rodney Milnes M.A. Editor, Opera Magazine, music critic, The Spectator
Opera: Exotic and Irrational or the Summit of Dramatic Art?
Drama through music – Monteverdi to bel canto; literary opera – Gluck to Wagner; Mozart, Rossini and the world of comedy; Verdi and dramatic truth; Puccini – realism unleashed.
Peter Phillips B.A. Professor, Royal College of Music, Director, The Tallis Scholars, music critic, The Spectator
Nationalism in music
A history of sacred music
Plainsong – the New Art (1250-1400); an International style – the Netherlanders abroad; functional Music – the Protestant Reformation; the Catholic response in Venice; operatic church music – Bach to Haydn; church music in an age of Agnosticism.
The birth of the classical symphony orchestra; the growth of the orchestra; Beethoven to Mahler
Terisio Pignatti Professor of Art History, University of Venice
Canaletto and the Guardi; Tiepolo
Timothy Prus B.A. Art dealer
Modern art in Italy
An introduction to 20th century art and design; Marinetti and futurism; technology and art in Italy 1909 -1939; De Chirico and metaphysical painting; art in Italy 1945-1987
Pisanello; Leonardo da Vinci; Lorenzo Lotto
Nicholas True M.A. former Whitgift Research Student, Peterhouse, Cambridge
Byzantine art; Ravenna; Venice and Byzantium
Caroline Villers M.A. Lecturer, Courtauld Institute, London University
Media and techniques in painting
Italian quattrocento painting techniques; early Netherlandish painting techniques; Venetian painting techniques; Impressionist painting techniques.
Jon Whiteley Ph.D. Assistant Keeper, Department of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Renaissance art in Florence and High Renaissance art in Rome
Medieval painting in central Italy; quattrocento painting in Florence; Donatello and sculpture; Brunelleschi and architecture; Mannerism; cinquecento painting in Florence; Raphael; Michelangelo; Bernini and Borromini.
Rosella Zorzi Professor in American Literature, University of Venice, Vice-Director, Societa Dante Alighieri, Venice
Ezra Pound in Venice
Architectural sketchbooks – William Bird
Contemporary dance – Struan Leslie
Painting – Gregory Alexander
Life drawing – Geoffrey Humphries
Photography – Sarah Quill