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The Course Register 2004

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Holly Alston, Victoria Arnold, Larissa Barnett, Max Benitz, Averil Blundell, Edouard Boost, Françoise Borgerhoff Mulder, Marie-Amelie Brousse de Gersigny, Eleanor Cowan, Paul Cowie, Alexis Deane, Ariel Goldberg, Isabella Gordon, Jonathan Gordon, Marina Gore Brown, Christine Grimaldi, Charlotte Hall, Henry Higginson, Chloe Honeyman, Annabel Howard, Emma Jonathan, Camilla de La Moriniere, Hugh Magee, Sophie Mann, Anthony Marra, Patrick Mavros, Edwin Moore-Gillon, Sophie Moss, Roderick Perkins, Rasha Said, Oliver Schneider, Robert Sheffield, Fleur Shepherd, Marina Smith-Bingham, David Spector, Kate Symondson, Johanna Walker, Marianna Walker, Annunciata Walton, Alexander Welles, Sophie Young, Emma Zimmerman.


Record of Past Programme
The Pre-University Course

January 26 – March 24
Director: John Hall

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

Lectures: Istituto Canossiano

Lecturers and Syllabus

Vicky Avery Ph.D. Fellow of the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge, part-time lecturer at Cambridge, Warwick and Buckingham Universities
Visits throughout the city and lagoon islands

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
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

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

Jill Dunkerton M.A., restorer in the Conservation Department, National Gallery, London
Restoration of paintings

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

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
Religious images; religious and secular narratives; mythology and allegory

Deborah Howard M.A Cambridge, M.A. and 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
An introduction to Florence and on site visits

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, 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

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.

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

Nicholas Penny Ph.D. Former Clore Curator of Renaissance Art, National Gallery and 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 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 of 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

Jeremy Sams B.A. Director and translator. Opera translations include Wagner’s Ring, Mozart’s Figaro, Magic Flute and Cosi fan Tutte (ENO), Lehar’s Merry Widow (Covent Garden). Frequent broadcaster on opera and other music including his series Sams at the Opera for
Radio 3
All human life is there; relationships…beginnings, middles and ends; families … together and apart; love, lust or mere infatuation; making the right decisions…fidelity, forgiveness, acceptance; deadly sins…jealousy, rage and worse.

Susan Steer M.A. Part-time lecturer, 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 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, curated 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
Byzantine art
The origins of Byzantine style – Ravenna; the golden age of Byzantium; Byzantium and Venice; Torcello and San Marco

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
The Monteverdi operas

Jeremy Howard
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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