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Alexander Arbab-Zadeh, Sarah Auchinleck, Daisy Bartlett, Gabriella Bonaddio, Miranda Boord, Henry Boyd, Henry Brantly, Laura Brownlow, Genevieve Burton, Edward Cartwright, Oliver Chadwyck-Healey, Sophie Coke-Steel, James Collins, Edward Cook, Charlotte Cowen, Elizabeth Cranfield, Katherine David, Simon David, Sasha Delaney, Lucy Dunkerley, Nathaniel Faggioli, Henry Fairweather, Matthew Fargher, Georgina Fletcher, Emily Forde, Katharine Gage, Alice Gipps, Tessa Goodhew, Jack Grayham, Guy Halsey, Meghan Hayes, Rose Henniker-Major, Rhys Owain Houghton-Jones, James Howard, David Huglin, Elizabeth Humphreys, Sarah Hutton, Skye Kennedy, Oliver Knox, Melanie Koppelman, Heidi Lamb, Caroline Lamborn, Rebecca Lane, Clea Meynell, Kate Milne, Charlotte Mynors, Robin Newcombe, Victoria Nicholson, Serena Oppenheim, Tania Perkins, Olivia Post, Lucy Proffitt, Henrietta Reid, Sophie Ross, Rebecca Roundell, Dominic Ruck Keene, Rachel Salz, Patrick Schneider, Minnie Scott, Sebastian Seymour, John Snyder, Caroline Swale, Amy Turton, William Walker-Arnott, Whitney Warren.
Record of Past Programme
The Pre-University Course
January 26 – March 22
Director: John Hall
Venice. Hotel Messner
Florence. Hotel Maxim
Rome. Pensione Lydia Venier
Lectures: Istituto Artigianelli
Lecturers and Syllabus
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
Louisa Buck M.A. Cambridge, M.A. Courtauld Institute. Journalist, broadcaster and art critic. Reviewer for Radio 4’s Kaleidoscope. Author of Moving Targets: A Users Guide to British Art Now published by Tate Gallery Publications
Giuseppe Cherubini Graduated in Biology and Natural Sciences, he has published several studies on water birds of Mediterranean wetlands and the Lagoon of Venice. Chief of Wildlife Management department in the local government of Venice
The naturalistic aspects of the Lagoons of Venice
Tom Dewe Mathews Writer, journalist and broadcaster on film. Author of Censored: The Story of Film Censorship in Britain and a regular contributor to The Guardian, The Evening Standard and Sight and Sound
Overview; neo-realism 1945 – 55; the Golden Age 1960 – 70 Fellini, Visconti and Pasolini; glamour.
Gregory Dowling M.A. (Oxon.) Teaches at the University of Venice, has written thrillers set in Italy and England, translator
English poets in Italy
Byron in Venice; Shelley; Keats and Romanticism; Browning in Italy; the literary image of 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. Senior 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
Renaissance art and history; Renaissance art and criticism
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, FSA Scot., Hon FRIAS. Reader in Architectural History and Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Commissioner of the 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; ritual space in Renaissance Venice; the plague and its impact on the city.
Jeremy Howard Lecturer in Art History at the University of Buckingham. He studied Italian Renaissance Art at Courtauld Institute and spent 15 years working in the London art market, first at Christie’s and later at Colnaghi’s. He has published many articles on aspects of 18th and 19th century collecting with particular reference to The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Geoffrey Humphries Portrait-figure artist, has lived in Venice for 30 years and exhibited throughout Europe
Life drawing classes and portraiture classes
Dick Kingzett Director of Agnew’s, art dealers, joined Christie’s 1947; joined Agnew’s 1950; became partner 1955. Author of Catalogue Raisonne on Samuel Scott for the Walpole Society. Advisor for the National Heritage Lottery Fund
The art trade
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 and 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.
Christopher Lloyd M.A., B.Litt. Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures
The art collection of Charles1
Vivien Lovell B.A. FRSA, Hon FRIBA is a contemporary art curator specialising in the field of permanent and temporary public commissions. Director of Modus Operandi Art Consultants, formerly Founder Director of Public Art Commissions Agency. She was co-publisher of Public Art Space, (Merrell Holberton) 1998
Public art today
Edward Lucie-Smith M.A., FRSL, Member of the Académie de Poésie Européenne, author of many books including Movements in art since 1945, Art Today, Lives of the Great 20th Century Artists. He has recently published a monograph on the leading feminist artist Judy Chicago
20th century art
The beginnings of Modernism: Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism and Constructivism; the interwar years: Surrealism, art and dictatorships; the triumph of America: abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism; the 1990s – post-media and post pop; new Classicism.
Lord McAlpine Active in the worlds of commerce, the arts and wildlife. Treasurer of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990 and Deputy Chairman 1979 to 1983. He is a regular columnist for The European, World Interiors, Building Magazine and many national papers in Britain. Has published numerous books, including Journal of a Collector (Pavilion Books) 1993
Richard MacKenney Ph.D. Reader in History, Edinburgh University. Author of Tradesmen and traders: the world of the guilds in Venice and Europe 1250-1650 (1987) and Sixteenth Century Europe (1993)
The Italian contribution to Western civilisation
Rodney Milnes Long-standing writer and broadcaster on opera. Editor of Opera Magazine 1985 1999. Chief opera critic of The Times
Handel: a genius restored to us; Rossini: the sly subversive; Verdi: the 19th century Colossus; Wagner: a master of synthesis; Puccini: realism unleashed.
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 Ph.D. Courtauld Institute. Course tutor for Medieval and Renaissance Year Course, Victoria and Albert Museum. Also lectures for Birkbeck College and Courtauld Summer School. Has published several studies on the influence of early Netherlandish painting in Italy
The classical language of architecture
How to look at a painting
Louise Palomba Associate Director at Richard Rogers Partnership, architects responsible for the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Lloyds Building, London and the new Millennium Project at Greenwich
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), Taste and the Antique (with Francis Haskell). Responsible for organising exhibitions and catalogues of numerous artists, including Reynolds. Presently Mellon Professor at the Centre for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Raphael and his influence
From Perugino to Leonardo; nature and antiquity; competing with Michelangelo; Correggio and Titian; the orders and the classical.
Peter Phillips M.A. Well-known broadcaster and conductor, Professor of Music, Royal College of Music, founder of the Tallis Scholars (Gramophone Record of the Year Award 1987). Music critic The Spectator. Publisher of The Musical Times. Artistic Director Oakham International Summer School
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; the creation of the modern orchestra.
Timothy Prus M.A. in Cultural Studies. Curator in 20th Century art, design and photography
Modern Italian design
Sarah Quill She has worked as a photographer in Venice for 25 years to create an extensive photographic archive of the city’s architecture, environment and daily life. Her book Ruskin’s Venice: the Stones Revisited was published in 2000.
Joachim Strupp Ph.D. (St. Andrews). Lecturer in History of Art and Heritage Management at the University of Buckingham and his special field is Italian Renaissance Sculpture on which he has published several studies
Renaissance art in Venice
Bellini; Giorgione; Tullio Lombardo; Titian; Tintoretto
Nicholas True CBE, 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. Oxford, 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 restoration of easel paintings.
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
Visit to Padua – the Scrovegni Chapel – Giotto; the Erimitani – Mantegna; the Santo – Donatello; the Scuola del Santo – Titian
Matteo Sansone Ph.D. (Edin.) is an expert on operatic literature and his special field is late 19th Century Italian opera on which he has published several studies. He runs the opera courses at the British Institute of Florence
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, San Lorenzo (Brunelleschi), Santa Croce and Pazzi Chapel. Florentine Painting; visits to Uffizi Gallery, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Felicita, Santo Spirito, Carmini; Fra Angelico and Michelangelo; visits to San Marco and Accademia.
Visit to Gardens of Villa Gamberaia at Settignano
Nigel McGilchrist M.A. (Oxon) has lived and worked as an art historian in Rome for over twenty years. He has taught at Rome University and has been Director of the Anglo-Italian Institute and 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. A frequent contributor to the arts page of The Times and a regular lecturer for the San Diego Museum of Art, California
Visits to the monument to Vittorio Emmanuele, Capitole, SS. Martina e Luca, Forum Romanum, Palatine, Fora of the Emperors, Colosseum, S. Clemente, S. Pietro in Vincoli. Piazza Barbarini, Fontana del Tritone, Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo and S.Maria del Popolo (Caravaggio), Piazza Navona: Fountain of the Four Rivers (Bernini) and S. Agnes in Piazza Navona (Borromini), S. Maria della Pace, S. Luigi dei Francesi (Caravaggio). The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and SS.Vincenzo e Anastasio. St. Peter’s Basilica.
Baroque Rome: Il Gesu, S. Andrea al Quirinale, S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, S. Maria della Vittoria, S. Susanna.
Private visits to Vatican Museums including the Apollo Belvedere and Laocoon statues, the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Stanze.
Baroque Rome: Il Gesu, S. Ivo alla Sapienza (Borromini), S. Andrea al Quirinale (Bernini), S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (Borromini), S. Maria della Vittoria (Bernini:Ecstasy of St. Theresa), S.Susanna (facade).
Villa D’Este and the Temple of Vesta, Tivoli.