Alumni 2007

The Course Register 2007

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Katie Barkes, Ben Bolton, Emma Bonnier, Alice Bray, Samuel Bristol, Anne-Christine Brousse de Gersigny, Edward Campbell-Preston, Kenton Cargile, Camilla Cecil, Fiona Chan, Claire Collery, Susannah Coltman, Anthony Cotton, Louisa Cottrell, Charles d’Otrante, Clementine Dowley, Lucinda Egleton, Elisabeth Ertel, Breandan Fay, Victoria Foster, Antonia Foyle, Theodore Gordon, Abigail Granbery, Céline Higton, Harry Ingham, Gregory Johnston, Hannah Joicey, Clarissa Knox, Francesca Lamarque, Eloise Maxwell, Boadicea Meath Baker, Ingrid Merkel, Jessica Nicholls, Louise Norlin, Charles Parsons, Milagro Pereyra Iraola, Sophia Piehl, Alice Reid, Christopher Ritchie, Andrew James Robson, Alexandra Sayer, Hayley Schmid, Harriet Senior, Bayly Shelton, Nadine Snijders, Tara Taylor, Stefan Thomas, Augusta Thomson, Abigail Varian, Tobias Vernon, Alice Wiggett, Nicholas Worsley.

Record of Past Programme
The Pre-University Course
Spring
January 22 – March 21
Director: John Hall

Accommodation
Venice. Hotel Messner
Florence. Hotel Maxim
Rome. Hotel Tea

Lectures: Istituto Canossiano

Lecturers and Syllabus

Vicky Avery B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab.) Lecturer, Department of History of Art, University of Warwick
Visits throughout the city and lagoon islands

Bill Baker Director, Reids Wines
How to taste wines – Italian wines beyond the Tuscan Renaissance

Xavier Bray Ph.D. (Trinity College, Dublin) Assistant Curator of 17th and 18th Century European Painting at the National Gallery. Curator of major exhibitions at the National Gallery and Museum of Fine Arts, Bilbao
Venetian paintings in the National Gallery (Private visits)

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

David Bryant
Day to day music making in Italy from the 14th Century to the Napoleonic conquests

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. Member of the Turner Prize Judging Panel 2005
Body Matters – representing the human figure in contemporary art – tour of Tate Modern

Edward Buscombe Former Head of Publishing at the British Film Institute. He has taught at many universities including New York, Columbia, Yale, Oxford, Sussex and King’s College, London. He is author of Cinema Today, Phaidon 2003
Beyond Hollywood: World Cinema Today
Art cinema: the heritage of Western Europe

French cinema since the New Wave; recent British cinema; Spanish cinema since Franco; contemporary Italian cinema

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 the Basilica

Jane da Mosto M.A. (Oxon.), MSc. Imperial College, London. Environmental scientist. Co-author of The Science of Saving Venice
The Science of Saving Venice
On site visit to see resotratin in progresss on the fabric of the city and lagoon

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; the literary image of Venice

Jill Dunkerton M.A. Restorer in the Conservation Dept., National Gallery, London
Restoration of Painting

Hugh Edmeades joined Christie’s in 1978 as a specialist in the Furniture Department. Became Director in 1984 and was appointed Chairman of Christie’s South Kensington in 2001
The Auction Challenge

Rosemary Forbes Butler B.A. International soprano, recording artist for sound tracks
Venetian love songs at Palazzo Gradenigo

Jane Glover CBE, M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon.) Conductor, broadcaster and writer
Mozart
The prodigy; declaration of independence; the final curtain

Frances Harris
The bricks of Venice

Charles Hope M.A., D.Phil. Director of the 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
Art and its meaning
What’s art for? The purpose of art from 5th Century mosaics to the Italian Renaissance; art for public display; art for pleasure

Deborah Howard M.A. (Cambridge), M.A., Ph.D. Courtauld Institute, FSA, FSA Scot., Hon. FRIAS. Professor of Architectural History and Fellow of St John’s College Cambridge. Head of Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge. Author of Jacopo Sansovino: architecture and patronage in Renaissance Venice, The Architectural History of Venice and Venice and the East
Venetian Architecture
Venice’s amphibious townscape; Venice and the East; Ruskin’s Venice; order and orders in Piazza San Marco; the plague and its impact on the city

Jeremy Howard M.A. (Oxon.), M.A. Courtauld Institute is a 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 and portraiture classes

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, now the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Palladian villas in the Veneto

Christopher Lloyd M.A., B.Litt. Former Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures
The picture collection of Charles1

William Lorimer Christie’s Continental Furniture specialist, former director of Education department and NADFAS lecturer
A view of the commercial art world – the auction houses

Vivien Lovell B.A., FRSA, Hon. FRIBA 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. Has recently published a monograph on the leading feminist artist Judy Chicago.
Modern art
The beginnings of Modernism (1900-1920); art between the wars (1920-1940); the dominance of America; post-modernism and artistic pluralism (1985-2007)

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.
The decorative and sculptural use of marble (2)
On site visits in Rome

Richard MacKenney M.A., Ph.D. Reader in History, Edinburgh University. Author of Tradesmen and traders: the world of the guilds in Venice and Europe 1250-1650 (1987), Sixteenth Century Europe (1993) and Renaissance: the cultures of Italy, c.1300-c.1600 (Macmillan) 2005
The Italian contribution to Western civilisation

Sophie McKinlay B.A. History of Art, M.A. Arts Management. Formerly curator Tate Modern. Curator Design Museum
Modern Italian Design

Rodney Milnes Long-standing writer and broadcaster on opera. Editor of Opera Magazine 1985-1999. Chief opera critic of The Times
Opera – the all-embracing art
Rossini, the sly subversive; Verdi: the 19th Century colossus; Wagner, the master of synthesis; Puccini: realism unleashed; Handel: a genius restored to us;

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
Education in Italy

Paula Nuttall PhD., Courtauld Institute. Began lecturing at the British Institute of Florence. Course Tutor for Victoria & Albert Museum’s Medieval and Renaissance Year Course. Also teaches for Courtauld Institute and Christie’s. Her book From Flanders to Florence, the Impact of Netherlandish Painting was published by Yale in 2004
The classical language of architecture

Nicholas Penny Ph.D. Former 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 Senior Curator, European Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Raphael between Leonardo and Michelangelo
Raphael and antiquity

Peter Phillips M.A. Well-known broadcaster and conductor, founder Director 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 and polyphony in the western tradition; Monteverdi and the Venetian revolution; the contribution of Bach and Handel; the creation of the modern orchestra

Sarah Quill 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
Photography classes

Matteo Sansone Ph.D. (Edin.) is an expert on operatic literature and his special field is late nineteenth-century Italian opera on which he has published several studies. He runs the opera courses at the British Institute of Florence
The Monteverdi operas

Jasper Sharp M.A. (Edin.) Former Exhibitions and Collections co-ordinator at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
The Venice Biennale
Peggy Guggenheim collection of modern art (private visit)

Susan Steer M.A. Ph.D. Researcher in Continental Painting for National Inventory Research Project, University of Glasgow. Lecturer (part time) History of Art, University of Bristol
Visits throughout the city and lagoon islands

Joachim Strupp Ph.D. (St. Andrews) Has been Lecturer in History of Art at the Universities of St Andrews and Buckingham for ten years and his special field is Italian Renaissance Sculpture on which he has published several studies. Now Fellow at the University of Buckingham and co-founder of Art Pursuits, which specialises in adult education and the organisation of cultural events
Renaissance art in Venice
Bellini; Giorgione; Tullio Lombardo; Titian; Tintoretto

Nicholas True CBE, M.A. Former Whitgift Research Student at Peterhouse, Cambridge, in the field of Byzantine Studies. Publications on Byzantium
Byzantine art
The origins of Byzantine style – Ravenna; the golden age of Byzantium; Byzantium and Venice; Torcello and San Marco

Andrew Tyley Associate Director at Richard Rogers Partnership, architects responsible for the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Lloyds Building, London and the new Millennium Project at Greenwich
Architecture Today

Jon Whiteley D.Phil. Senior Assistant Keeper, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. He has written several books on European Art including the complete catalogues of French drawings in the Ashmolean
Introduction to Florence
On site visits

Rosella Zorzi Professor in American Literature, University of Venice. Director Società Dante Alighieri, Venice
Henry James in Venice

Venice
Orientation walk-abouts (2); the Accademia Gallery; the Frari; S. Marco, Palazzo Ducale
Visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Private visits: Dr Bruna Caruso to S. Marco with the mosaics illuminated, with Peter Lauritzen to S.Giorgio Maggiore, now the Fondazione Giorgio Cini; to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and to Palazzo Gradenigo for a musical evening with Rosemary Forbes-Butler. Visits throughout the city and lagoon islands with Vicky Avery and Susan Steer (week C).

Visit to Ravenna – S.Apollinare in Classe; S. Vitale; Tomb of Galla Placida; Orthodox Baptistery; the Museum; S. Apollinare Nuovo.
Visit to Padua – the Scrovegni Chapel – Giotto; the Erimitani – Mantegna; the Santo, the Scuola
del Santo – Titian.
In the Veneto – Palladian Villas in the Veneto.

Classes in Venice:
Life Drawing and Portraiture – Geoffrey Humphries
Photography – Sarah Quill
Italian – Teachers trained by Società Dante Alighieri (extra charge)

Florence
Jon Whiteley D.Phil. Senior Assistant Keeper, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. He has written several books on European Art including the complete catalogues of French drawings in the Ashmolean
Charles Hall M.A.

Introduction to Florence – Jon Whiteley and Charles Hall
Florentine Painting, Architecture and Sculpture

Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia (Private Visits)

The Medici Chapel, Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo, S. Croce, Pazzi Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, the Bargello, San. Lorenzo, The Laurentian Library, Sta Trinita, Rucellai chapel, Medici-Riccardi Palace, Sta Apollonia, Orsanmichele.

San Marco, Galleria Palatina, Santa Felicità, Brancacci Chapel.

Visit to Gardens of Villa Gamberaia at Settignano

Classes: Life Drawing at Charles Cecil Studio

Lectures: Matteo Sansone Ph.D. (Edin.) is an expert on operatic literature and his special field is late nineteenth-century Italian opera on which he has published several studies. He runs the opera courses at the British Institute of Florence
The Monteverdi operas

Rome
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.

Introduction to Rome by coach on first day
To include the Walls of Aurelian, the Borghese Park, Castel S.Angelo, St.Peter’s, the Janiculum Hill, the ‘Fontanone’, Bramante’s Tempietto & S.Pietro in Montorio, the Aventine Hill (S.Sabina & the Piazza Cavalieri di Malta), the Pyramid of Cestius & the Protestant Cemetery, the Baths of Caracalla, the Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, S.Maria degli Angeli.

Following days – visits to include:
The Quirinal Hill and Vicus Longus area, Trajan’s Markets and Column, the Roman and Imperial Fora, the Colosseum, SS.Cosman & Damian, the Trevi Fountain.

Piazza di Spagna, Via del Corso & Montecitorio area, the Pantheon, S.Ivo alla Sapienza, S.Luigi dei Francesi, Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori and Piazza Farnese area.

St.Peter’s Basilica and Private visit to the Vatican Museums (Cortile Ottagonale, Antiquities Collections, the Chapel of Nicholas V, the Raphael Rooms and Sistine Chapel)

Private visit to Villa Borghese Gallery, sculpture and paintings collection

Private visit to The Keats and Shelley Memorial House

Villa d’Este and Temple of Sibilla at Tivoli and lunch at the Ristorante Sibilla

John Hall Venice