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The Course Register 2006

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Christopher Aldrich, Jessica Alaston, Eliza Apperly, Callum Baxter, Hannah Clark, Letitia Clark, Oliver Cotton, Benjamin Darnell, Lucy Durack, Claire Floyd, Edward Ford, Felix Garthwaite, Chloe Gummer, Tara Hamilton Stubber, Theodora Higginson, Julia Hornig, Adam Jordan, Kimberly Kargman, Allycia Kimball, Maximilian Kirchhoff, Emily Knight, Rupert Knox, Iona McDonald, Caroline Mahony, Joanna Maitland-Robinson, Katie Manning, Katelyn Parizeau, Jonathan Pasternack, Daisy Perry, Francesca Perry, James Peters, Kate Pierce, Timothy Pleydell-Bouverie, Georgina Preston, Pascale Riaskoff, Fiona Romer, Rose Seymour, Sophia Seymour, Ann Stuart, Hope Sword, Max Watson, Whitney Weiler, Alexandra Weisz, Kitty Wilkins, Miranda Wright.


Record of Past Programme
The Pre-University Course

January 23 – March 23
Director: John Hall

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, Reid Wines
How to taste wines – Italian wines beyond the Tuscan Renaissance

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
Looking at modern art: visit to Saatchi Gallery
Body Matters – representing the human figure in contemporary art
Modern art in Venice
Abstract art – the birth of Modernism; Dada and surrealism – out of anarchy; pop art and pop culture – consumerism celebrated; the artistic life and loves of Peggy Guggenheim and the role of the Venice Biennale; art now – pushing back the boundaries

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; Spanish cinema since Franco; cinema across borders: the case of co-production; cinema in Northern Europe

Rosemary Butler B.A. International soprano, recording artist for sound tracks
Venetian love songs at Palazzo Gradenigo
Walk-about to places with associations with music or composers

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.), M.Sc. Imperial College, London. Environmental scientist. Co-author of The Science of Saving Venice
The Science of Saving Venice
On site visit to see restoration in progress 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 and Italy; Keats and Imagination; Browning and Italy; 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

David Ekserdijian Ph.D. Professor of Art and Film, University of Leicester. Author of Correggio (Yale University Press) 1997
Florence and Rome in the 16th Century
Leonardo; Raphael; Michelangelo; is there such a thing as Mannerism? Caravaggio

Jane Glover CBE, M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon.) Conductor, broadcaster and writer
The prodigy; declaration and 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
Introduction to iconography – religious images; religious and secular narratives; mythology and allegory

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
The Venetian building site; John Ruskin and Venetian gothic; order and orders in Piazza San Marco; the plague in Venice

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
Introduction to Florence

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
An Introduction to Venetian painting
Visit to Accademia Gallery; Venetian palaces; Palladio; visit to S. Giorgio Maggiore; Palladian villas in the Veneto; Villa Cornaro at Piombino Dese; Vialla Emo at Fanzolo; Villa Barbaro at Maser
Visit to Ravenna

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

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.
About stone
From the depths of the earth to the pavements of heaven: ancient coloured marbles in Venice; from solidity to sensuality: the story of how stone becomes sculpture

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) 2004
The Italian contribution to Western civilisation

Minna Moore Ede Ph.D. (Oxon.) Assistant Curator of Renaissance Paintings, National Gallery. Exhibitions: Polidoro da Caravaggio (2003), Raphael: from Urbino to Rome (2004), Rubens: A Master in the Making (2005)
Private visit to National Gallery

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

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 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 twentieth 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
Opera: all human life is here
Families – together and apart; love, lust or more infatuation; making the right decision – fidelity, forgiveness, acceptance; deadly sins – jealousy, rage and worse

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
Guggenheim Collection (private visit)

Susan Steer M.A. Ph.D. Part-time lecturer, University of Bristol, currently ‘Neil Macgregor scholar’ for Glasgow University National Inventory Research Project based at the National Gallery
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


Visit to S. Marco
Bellini; Giorgione; Tullio Lombardo; Titian; Tintoretto

Visit to Ravenna – Sant’ Apollinare in Clases; San Vitale; Tomb of Galla Placidia; Orthodox Baptistery; Museum; Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo. Visit to Padova: Scrovegni Chapel – Giotto, Eremitani – Mantegna, Santo- Donatello, Scuola del Santo – Titian

Nicholas True CBE, M.A. Former Whitgift Research Student at Peterhouse, Cambridge, in the field of Byzantine Studies. Publications on Byzantium
Byzantine art
The transformation of the Roman world: Ravenna and a new Christian civilisation; mirror in the east: the splendour and fall of Byzantium and its impact on Venice

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

Richard Weihe M.Litt. (Oxon.), D.Phil. Writer, translator and lecturer in Theatre Studies Universities of Witten/Herdecke and Zurich. Publications Meer der Tusche (novella) and Die Paradoxie der Maske: Geschichte einer Form – a cultural history of the mask
The Venetian mask

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

Orientation walk-abouts (2); the Accademia Gallery; the Frari; S. Marco, Palazzo Ducale

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)


Lecturers – Jeremy Howard MA (Oxon.), M.A. Courtauld Institute, lecturer in Art History at The University of Buckingham, studied Italian Renaissance Art at Courtauld Institute and spent fifteen years working in the London art market at Christie’s and Colnaghi’s

Charles Hall M.A.


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

Introduction to Florence and on-site visit – Jeremy Howard 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


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 Aurelian Walls, 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, Via Appia Antica and the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, St.John in Lateran, Porta Maggiore, 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

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