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The Course Register 2003

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Henry Bacon, Laura Balfour, Laura Barnicoat, Robin Beer, Corbin Blackford, Camilla Bowen, Abigail Everdell, Anna Fargher, Suzie Floyd, Katie Fremantle, Julian Gasgoigne, Helaine Gordon, Charlotte Helmore, Julius Hinks, Sophie Hodgkin, Edward Hughes, Katherine Hunt, Whitney Hunter-Thomson, Benedict Hunting, Nick Ingham, Alice Johnson, Diana Ketchum, Giles Knox, Gordon Kraft-Todd, Alexander Lampson, Katy Long, Emily McAveeney, Lucy McDougall, Molly Magee, Julia Mair, Emma Maitland, Sophia Monahon, David Patience, Victoria Pearse Wheatley, Anand Piramal, Charlie Radcliffe, Franklin Ross, Jemima Ryecart, David Sanderson, Frances Sands, Johanna Smith, Katherine Smith, Sophie Smith, Victoria Stanbury, Louise Stanley, Edward Swift, Samuel Taylor, Lucy Thorne, Thomas-Leo True, Mariam Wallis, Miles Wright.


Record of Past Programme
The Pre-University Course

January 27 – March 27
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
Modern art – Body Matters

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

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

David Ekserdjian Ph.D. is editor of Apollo Magazine. Author of Correggio (Yale University Press) 1997
High Renaissance painting
Leonardo da Vinci; Raphael in Umbria and Florence; Raphael in Rome; Michelangelo, the painter; Michelangelo, the sculptor.

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
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 and the Veneto; the attributions of works of art.

Deborah Howard M.A Cambridge, 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; 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

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

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
Modern 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 and minimalism; the 1980s – the return of subject matter, the rainbow coalition of minority interests (i.e. feminism, African-American art, etc.); the 1990s – post media and post pop; new classicism.

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) and Sixteenth Century Europe (1993)
The Italian contribution to Western civilisation

Derek Malcolm was chief film critic of The Guardian for 30 years and still writes for the paper. He is President of the International Film Critics Association, whose members cover over 60 countries
Introduction to Italian cinema

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
Five great painters
Caravaggio; Rubens; Velasquez; Rembrandt; Turner.

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
Architecture today

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
Photography classes

Joachim Strupp Ph.D. (St. Andrews). Has been Lecturer in History of Art at the Universities of Buckingham and St. Andrews 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

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 Till Ph.D. Author of Mozart and the Enlightenment, writer, broadcaster and opera director. Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art and Performance at Wimbledon School of Art, London
Mozart and the enlightenment
A life between prodigy and posthumous fame; music and society in the Vienna of Mozart and Haydn; from Classicism to Romanticism; Mozartian opera: drama through music.

Nicholas True CBE, M.A. Former Whitgift Research Student, 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.

Caroline Villers B.A. (Oxon.), M.A. Courtauld Institute, Diploma in Conservation, Courtauld Institute, lecturer in conservation of paintings, Courtauld Institute
Painting techniques
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
Henry James in 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


Charles Cecil
Art classes

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
Monteverdi’s operas

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.

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