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Graham Armstrong, Amelia Bainbridge, Gabriella Beck-Friis, Alexandra Brace, Orlando Bridgeman, Lauren Clark, Nathaniel Clark, Daisy Cooper, Jonathan Cotton, Elyse Doran, Linden Dover, Antonia Farmer, Miranda Featherstone, Carlos Ferrer, Kara Fox, Katherine Garton, Marieke Gaudet, Rachel Hambro, Louise Hamilton, Victoria Hargreaves, Ashley Hobbs, Caroline Hollings, Richard Hughes, Alexandra Irving, Luke Kane, Gregory Keane, Rachael Kimball, Brooke Lewis, Morgan Lewis, Sarah McCague, Alannah McDonald, Jordanna Marshall, Margaret May, Martha Noel Paton, Natasha Notley, Vanessa Palmestierna, Thomas Pilcher, Catherine Prentice, Zoe Preston, Sophia Rogge, William Scardino, Hilary Schwarzenbach, Marisa Segael, Abigail Smart, Oliver Smith, Patience Stirling, Ceileih Syme, Harry Ter Haar, William Tully, Sophia Vaughan, Kylie Walker, Johanna Weaver.
Record of Past Programme
The Pre-University Course
January 21 – March 21
Director: John Hall
Venice. Hotel Messner
Florence. Hotel Maxim
Rome. Hotel Tea
Lectures: Istituto Canossiano
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 Front Row. Author of Moving Targets: A Users Guide to British Art Now published by Tate Gallery Publications
Bruna Caruso Graduated in History of Art and Venice, works for the Superintendency of Art, teaches for the Hofstra University and Smithsonian Study Tours. She has written for various publications on Venetian art and architecture
Private visit to S. Marco
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 Imagination; Browning and 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.
Paul Hills Author of Venetian Colour: Marble, Mosaic, Printing and Glass (Yale 1999), will be Visiting Professor at the Harvard Centre for Renaissance Studies, Vila I Tatti, Florence
Fire in Venetian art and experience
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, The Architectural History of Venice and Venice and the East
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 picture collection of Charles1
Malcolm Longair Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy at Cambridge where he is Head of the Cavendish Laboratory and Department of Physics, research in high-energy astrophysics and cosmology
The origins of our universe; black holes made simple.
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
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
Tim Marlow M.A. Courtauld Institute, writer, broadcaster, editor Tate Magazine. He has written and presented a 14 part series for British television, The Great Artists, with accompanying book published by Faber & Faber
Abstract art – the birth of Modernism; Dada and Surrealism – order out of anarchy; pop art and pop culture – consumerism celebrated; modern art in Venice – the artistic life and loves of Peggy Guggenheim and the role of the Venice Biennale; art now – pushing back the boundaries
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
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
Alexander Sturgis Ph.D. Courtauld Institute. Exhibition and Programme Curator at the National Gallery, organised exhibitions including Rembrandt by Himself and Telling Time. He was recently responsible for the re-hanging of the Gallery’s Sainsbury Wing which houses the paintings of the early Renaissance
Venetian paintings in the National Gallery (private visit)
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. (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 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.