i Jan (Pietersz.) Saenredam, Autumn, from the series The Seasons, n.d. Netherlandish, Engraving; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Autumn School on campus

Variations on a Theme: The Renaissance in Art and Music

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Evening Study + visit
Dr Amanda Hilliam and Emma Murphy
£465

At our Vernon Square campus, Friday evenings, 28 October to 25 November,18:30-21:00, and a course visit on Saturday 26 November 10:00-13:00

An art historian and a musician explore shared themes, formal strategies and contexts of patronage and reception for these ‘sister arts’ during the Renaissance. The course examines a wide range of visual and aural materials and includes collections visits and live music performances.

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i Master of the Female Half-Lengths, A Woman playing the lute, c.1520-40, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg. Image: Wikimedia commons

'The Root of Everything':

Drawing in Europe from the Renaissance to the modern period

Media, Materials, and Methods – Case Studies in Context

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Dr Rachel Sloan, Dr Anita Sganzerla and Kate Edmondson
Monday 12 – Thursday 15 September
£465

Based on examples from The Courtauld’s world-class graphic collections, this course investigates the essential building blocks of drawings: the media and supports which artists have used across the centuries…

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i Pinturicchio (Bernardino di Betto), Study of a flying angel, c. 1481-85, The Courtauld (London), (Samuel Courtauld Trust), © The Courtauld

Making Sense of The ‘Classical’ in Art

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Dr Katherine Dunleavy
Monday 12 – Thursday 15 September
£465

The visual arts of classical antiquity have loomed very large in the development of Western art and architecture, and in its accompanying art history, since the Renaissance…

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i Marble statue of a young girl playing knucklebones using animal ankle bones as four-sided dice, 1st-2nd century AD, The British Museum, London. Image: Carole Raddato, Wikimedia commons

Newfound Lands?

European images of foreign places and cultures, c.1550-c.1700

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Evening Study + visit
Dr Thomas Balfe
£465

At our Vernon Square campus, Friday evenings, 16 September to 14 October, 18:30-21:00, and a course visit on Saturday 15 October 10:00-13:00

In the wake of the Columbian voyages, European nations’ colonial and trading ventures in the Americas, Asia, Africa, the arctic and other parts of the globe led to the ‘discovery’ of unfamiliar people and places that fascinated and perplexed audiences at home…

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i Frans Jansz Post, View of Olinda, Brazil, 1662, The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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