Summer School 2017 - The Courtauld Institute of Art

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Art history short courses, lectures and tours

Summer School 2017

IMPORTANT:  THERE IS NOW VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY ON SUMMER SCHOOL COURSES.  MOST ARE NOW FULL.

Please contact us on short.courses@courtauld.ac.uk to check availability before sending any bookings.

 

Each course is entirely free-standing, but we have balanced the programme in such a way that you may pursue a particular period or subject over two or more weeks.

 

In 2017 the dates are:

Week 1: 10 – 14 July;

Week 2: 17 – 21 July;

Week 3: 24 – 28 July;

Week 4: 31 July – 4 August

 

PROGRAMME AND COURSES

The programme offers 32 courses, each of which runs for a week from Monday to Friday.  Classes are held in The Courtauld Institute of Art seminar and teaching rooms, in the lecture theatre and in front of works of art in museum and gallery collections and at sites in London and beyond.

The courses focus intensively on a range of topics that examine broad themes from medieval to contemporary art, combined with the close study of individual objects.  They involve lectures, visits to galleries, museums and other buildings, sometimes with privileged access to collections.  No written work is set although there is suggested pre-course reading.  The classes offer plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions and aim to be both scholarly and enjoyable.

The courses have limited numbers, with groups kept to a maximum of 16 and, in some cases, fewer students.  They are taught by Courtauld staff and other specially chosen experts in their fields.

The Summer School welcomes everyone over the age of 18.  We regret that child protection legislation prevents us from including participants under the age of 18 in Summer School.  No previous art-historical training is necessary.

 

Course schedule

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Course 1:
Drama, Awe and Wonder: The Visual Culture of Sanctity, c. 1150-1500 
Dr Mellie Naydenova-Slade
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Course 2:
Merchants of Luxury and Patrons of Art: Lucca at the Dawn of the Renaissance
Dr Geoffrey Nuttall
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New Course 3:
Jan van Eyck and his Times: Eyckian Painting at the Burgundian Court and in Bruges
Dr Susan Jones
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Course 4:
“The Marvel of the World”: Art and Politics in Baroque Rome
Dr Miriam Di Penta
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Course 5:
Collections and Marketplaces: The Business of Art in Italy, 1500-1700
Dr Barbara Furlotti
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Course 6:
Idealists, Realists and the Avant-Garde: The Battle for Nineteenth-Century French Painting
Dr Lois Oliver
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Course 7:
Making it New: Modernism in the Early 20th Century
Dr Richard Cork
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Course 8:
Contemporary Chinese Art: Practices and Debates from 1989 to the Present
Dr Katie Hill
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New Course 9:
Spanish splendour: the Arts of Iberia 1350-1550
Dr Nicola Jennings
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Course 10:
Giorgio Vasari: Author and Artist
Dr Anita Sganzerla
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Course 11:
17th-century Painting in the Low Countries: The Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish Art
Dr Matthias Vollmer
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Course 12:
Modern Britain: Painting, Print-Making and Patronage in the Eighteenth Century
Dr Kate Grandjouan
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Course 13:
Medievalism and Modernity: Gothic Revival Art and Architecture in Britain 1750-2000
Dr Ayla Lepine
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Course 14:
Picasso and Matisse: Approaches to Modernism 
Dr Caroline Levitt
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Course 15:
Living Cities: The Photography of Urban Life in Europe and America, 1920-1989
Dr Tim Satterthwaite
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New Course 16:
Imagining the Mughals: Art & Politics in South Asia from the Past to the Present
Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi and Zehra Jumabhoy
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New Course 17:
Art for the Friars in Early Renaissance Italy
Dr John Renner
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Course 18:
Michelangelo: Art and Life in Context
Professor James Hall
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New Course 19:
Words and Images: the Power of Faith in the Age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation
Dr Matthias Vollmer
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Course 20:
Travelling Light: Turner, Constable and the Shape of British Art
Nicola Moorby
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Course 21:
The Art of the Sultans: Ottoman Art and Architecture
Dr Antonia Gatward Cevizli
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Course 22:
Fathers of Modern Art: Manet and Cézanne
Dr Charlotte De Mille
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Course 23:
Visions of Utopia in German Modernist Art – 1905-1925
Niccola Shearman
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Course 24:
Émigrés: Foreign Influences on English Art, Architecture and Design, 1930-1960
Dr Alan Powers
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Course 25:
Painting and the Graphic Arts in Rome, Florence and Venice 1500-1520
Dr Michael Douglas-Scott
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Course 26:
True to nature? Picturing landscapes, animals and plants in northern Europe, 1550–1750
Dr Thomas Balfe
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Course 27:
Cabinets of Wonder: A History of Museums in Britain
Dr Jerzy Kierkuc-Bielinski
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Course 28:
‘The Impossibility of Being Dull’: Architecture in London, 1715-1830
Dr Lucy Jessop
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Course 29:
Dreams and Nightmares: Symbolism in an International Context, 1878-1910
Dr Rachel Sloan
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New Course 30:
New Beginnings: English painting between two world wars
Professor Frances Spalding
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New Course 31:
Dark Visions and Bright Lights: Nordic Art c. 1820 – c. 1920
MaryAnne Stevens
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Course 32:
From Still-Life To Eat-Art: Food As Subject And Medium In Modern And Contemporary Art
Janine Catalano
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Courses by period

Medieval

Course 1:
Drama, Awe and Wonder: The Visual Culture of Sanctity in Gothic Europe
Dr Mellie Naydenova-Slade
Week 1

New Course 9:
Spanish splendour: the Arts of Iberia 1350-1550
Dr Nicola Jennings
Week 2

Renaissance

Course 2:
Merchants of Luxury and Patrons of Art: Lucca at the Dawn of the Renaissance
Dr Geoffrey Nuttall
Week 1

Course 3:
Jan van Eyck and his Times: Eyckian Painting at the Burgundian Court and in Bruges
Dr Susan Jones
Week 1

New Course 9:
Spanish splendour: the Arts of Iberia 1350-1550
Dr Nicola Jennings
Week 2

Course 10:
Giorgio Vasari: Author and Artist
Dr Anita Sganzerla
Week 2

Course 17:
The Art of the Friars in Early Renaissance Italy
Dr John Renner
Week 3

Course 18:
Michelangelo: Art and Life in Context
Professor James Hall
Week 3

Course 25:
Painting and the Graphic Arts in Rome, Florence and Venice 1500-1520
Dr Michael Douglas-Scott
Week 4

Early Modern (c. 1580 - 1848)

Course 4:
“The Marvel of the World”: Art and Politics in Baroque Rome
Dr Miriam Di Penta
Week 1

Course 5:
Collections and Marketplaces: The Business of Art in Italy, 1500-1700
Dr Barbara Furlotti
Week 1

Course 11:
17th-century Painting in the Low Countries: The Golden Age of Dutch and Flemish Art
Dr Matthias Vollmer
Week 2

Course 12:
Modern Britain: Painting, Print-Making and Patronage in the Eighteenth Century
Dr Kate Grandjouan
Week 2

Course 19:
Words and Images: the Power of Faith in the Age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation
Dr Matthias Vollmer
Week 3

Course 20:
Travelling Light: Turner and Constable
Nicola Moorby
Week 3

Course 26:
True to nature? Picturing landscapes, animals and plants in northern Europe, 1550–1750
Dr Thomas Balfe
Week 4

Course 27:
Cabinets of Wonder: A History of Museums in Britain
Dr Jerzy Kierkuc-Bielinski
Week 4

Course 28:
‘The Impossibility of Being Dull’: Architecture in London, 1715-1830
Dr Lucy Jessop
Week 4

 

Modern

Course 6:
Idealists, Realists and the Avant-Garde: The Battle for Nineteenth-century French Painting
Dr Lois Oliver
Week 1

Course 7:
Making it New: Modernism in the Early 20th Century
Dr Richard Cork
Week 1

Course 14:
Picasso and Matisse: Approaches to Modernism
Dr Caroline Levitt
Week 2

Course 15:
Living Cities: The Photography of Urban Life in Europe and America, 1920-1989

Dr Tim Satterthwaite
Week 2

Course 22:
Fathers of Modern Art: Manet and Cézanne
Dr Charlotte De Mille
Week 3

Course 23:
Visions of Utopia in German Modernist Art – 1905-1925
Niccola Shearman
Week 3

Course 24:
Émigrés: Foreign Influences on English Art, Architecture and Design, 1910-1960
Dr Alan Powers
Week 3

Course 29:
Dreams and Nightmares: Symbolism in an international context, 1878-1910
Dr Rachel Sloan
Week 4

New Course 30:
New Beginnings: English painting between two world wars
Professor Frances Spalding
Week 4

New Course 31:
Dark Visions and Bright Lights: Nordic Art c. 1820 – c. 1920
MaryAnne Stevens
Week 4

Course 32:
From Still-Life To Eat-Art: Food As Subject And Medium In Modern And Contemporary Art
Janine Catalano
Week 4

 

Contemporary

Course 8:
Contemporary Chinese Art: Practices and Debates from 1989 to the Present
Dr Katie Hill
Week 1

Course 32:
From Still-Life To Eat-Art: Food As Subject And Medium In Modern And Contemporary Art
Janine Catalano
Week 4

Non-Western

Course 8:
Contemporary Chinese Art: Practices and Debates from 1989 to the Present
Dr Katie Hill
Week 1

Course 16:
Imagining the Mughals: Art & Politics in South Asia from the Past to the Present
Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi and Zehra Jumabhoy
Week 2

Course 21:
The Art of the Sultans: Ottoman Art and Architecture
Dr Antonia Gatward Cevizli
Week 3

Courses ranging across periods

Course 21:
The Art of the Sultans: Ottoman Art and Architecture
Dr Antonia Gatward Cevizli
Week 3

Course 27:
Cabinets of Wonder: A History of Museums in Britain
Dr Jerzy Kierkuc-Bielinski
Week 4

Course 28:
Medievalism and Modernity: Gothic Revival Art and Architecture in Britain, 1750-2000
Dr Ayla Lepine
Week 4

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