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Tatiana Adamopoulis, Hermione Barnett, Brian Bennett, Louise Boone, Lucy Branch, Clare Burn, Josephine Burton, Jack Churchill, Lucy Clark, Melanie Clark, Annabel Clarkson, Juliet Davies, Kate Fletcher, Annabel Graham, John Harper, Antonia Humphrey, Clare Ingledew, Cassandra Kenning, Katherine Lawrence, James Lee-Steere, Alexander MacPherson, Andrew Manning, Laura Moschini, Helen Perkins, Laura Prideaux, Emma Pyke, Simon Ramsey, Jeremy Ricketts, Geraldine Rossetti, Alexander Ruck Keene, Oliver Stone, Emma Tomlinson, Jessie Turner, Catherine Tynan, Christopher Villiers, Benedict Walton, Nicole Would.
Record of Past Programme
The Pre-University Interim Course
January 23 – March 23
Director: John Hall
Venice. Pensione Atlantico
Florence. Hotel Maxim
Rome. Pensione Lydia Venier
Lectures: The Dante Alighieri Society (Arsenale)
Lecturers and Syllabus
John Allison B.Mus., Ph.D. Assistant Editor of Opera Magazine, writes on music for the Financial Times and other papers. Author of Edward Elgar: Sacred Music and The Mitchell Beazley Pocket Companion to Opera
Rossini: crossing the boundaries; Verdi: operatic giant; Puccini and his world; Russia: from Italian outpost to operatic nation; the 20th century opera as a modern art form.
Chantal Brotherton-Radcliffe M.A. Edinburgh, Ph.D. Warburg Institute, teaches for Sotheby’s Works of Art Course, specialising in Venetian Painting
How to look at a painting
Visit to Padova
Scrovegni Chapel – Giotto; Eremitani – Mantegna; Santo – Donatello; Scuola del Santo – Titian.
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.
Visit to Corke Street Gallery
Malcolm Crowthers M.Mus. (Lon.), freelance photographer and journalist. Formerly music critic, Daily Telegraph. Specialises in photographing musicians for record sleeves and buildings. Illustrated books on Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Yehudi Menuhin. Several exhibitions of his work have been held in London
Introduction to photography course
Photography classes in Venice
Mike Davies Partner in Richard Rogers, architects responsible for the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Lloyds Building, London and Stansted Airport
Gregory Dowling M.A. (Oxon.), teaches at the University of Venice, has written thrillers set in Italy and England, translator
Byron in Venice
Jane Glover M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon.), conductor, broadcaster and writer
The prodigy; declaration of independence; the final curtain; Mozart in context.
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.
Bellini and Venetian painting of the later 15th century; Giorgione and his circle; Titian 1, Palma and Lotto; Titian 2 and Venetian painting of the mid 16th century; Tintoretto, Veronese and later Bassano.
Measures of excellence
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian.
Deborah Howard M.A Cambridge, M.A. and Ph.D. Courtauld Institute, FSA, FSA Scot. Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Commissioner 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 Renaissance Venice and The Architectural History of Venice
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, has lived in Venice for 25 years and exhibited throughout Europe
Life drawing classes and portraiture classes
The commercial art world
Peter Lauritzen M.A., resident in Venice since 1967, author of Palaces of Venice, Venice: 1,000 years of Culture and Civilization, The Islands and Lagoons of Venice, UNESCO report: Venice Restored, editor at large of Architectural Digest
Venetian History (1); (2). Restoration in Venice Venetian palaces Palladio
Visit to San Giorgio Maggiore and Palladian villas in the Veneto, Villa Cornaro, Villa Emo at Fanzolo, Villa Barbaro at Maser.
Edward Lucie-Smith M.A., FRSL, poet, art critic, author of many books including Movements in Art since 1945, Art Today, 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 and 90s.
Venetian painting in the 18th century
Richard MacKenney Senior lecturer in History, Edinburgh University, author Tradesmen and traders: the world of the guilds in Venice and Europe 1250-1650 (1987) and Sixteenth Century Europe (1993)
The Italian contribution to the civilisation of the West
David Newbold M.A. (Oxon.), M.A.(Reading) Linguistics, teaches English at University of Verona, author of English language teaching materials, education broadcaster, journalist, correspondent in Italy for The Times Educational Supplement
Italian schools and universities
Paula Nuttall B.A., Ph.D. Courtauld Institute. Lectures in the field of Italian and Netherlandish Renaissance painting for the Universities of Cambridge and London (Courtauld, UCL and Birkbeck), the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum
The classical language of architecture
How to look at a painting
Nicholas Penny Ph.D., Clore Curator of Renaissance Art, National Gallery. Formerly Slade Professor of Fine Art, Oxford and Keeper of Department of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Books include Raphael (with Roger Jones), Tastes and the Antique (with Francis Haskell). Responsible for organising exhibitions and catalogues of numerous artists, including Reynolds
How the National Gallery works
Peter Phillips well known broadcaster and conductor, Professor of Music, Royal College of Music, founder-director of the Tallis Scholars (Gramophone Record of the Year Award 1987), music critic, The Spectator
The tradition of classical music in Europe
Chant in the western tradition; Renaissance polyphony; Monteverdi and the Venetian revolution; the contribution of Bach and Handel.
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. She is a regular contributor to international design magazines and frequently broadcasts on the subject
Modern Italian design
Nicholas True M.A. former Whitgift Research Student, Peterhouse, Cambridge in the field of Byzantine Studies. Publications on Byzantium
The origins of Byzantine style – Ravenna; the golden age of Byzantium; Byzantium and 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
Tempera – the craft of painting; oil painting and individuality; Impressionism: new materials; conservation and change (time); conservation and change (restoration).
Rosella Zorzi Professor in American Literature, University of Venice, Director, Societa Dante Alighieri, Venice
Visit to Ravenna – Sant’Apollinare in Classe; San Vitale; Tomb of Galla Placidia; Orthodox Baptistry; museums; Sant’Apollinare Nuovo
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 Architecture and Sculpture; visits to Museo del Opera del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Bargello, Baptistry, Duomo, Santa Croce, Pazzi Chapel. Florentine Painting; visits to Uffizi Gallery, Santa Maria Novella, Ognissanti, Carmini, Fra Angelico and Michelangelo; visits to San Marco and Accademia.
Joachim Strupp Ph.D. Teaches at St. Andrew’s University. Has recently lived in Italy for three years and his speciality is Renaissance Sculptured Altarpieces on which he has published several studies
Visits to Campidoglio and Forum: Curia, Cloaca Maxima, Arches of Titus and Septimus Severus, the Imperial Palaces on the Palatine Hills. Urban planning – Piazza di Spagna, Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona with Bernini Fountain, S.Maria della Pace, S.Luigi dei Francesi, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, P.Barbarini and SS.Vincenzo e Anastasio.
Baroque churches: Il Gesu, S.Andrea al Quirinale, S.Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, S.Maria della Vittoria, S.Susanna.
Visits to St.Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Stanze.
Villa D’Este and the Temple of Vesta, Tivoli.