Studies in Art

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Lavish patronage and the building of fine houses was increasingly accepted during the fifteenth century as an honourable and moral activity for the private citizen, thus allowing him to acquire fame for his good taste and arouse admiration for the splendour of his establishment.

This course will look at the role of the collector and scholar in Renaissance society, the use of sculpture for both public and private purposes, the status of rich textiles and other treasures within the interior and the place of music in everyday life.


Tuesday 2 February 2010

10.30am
The Society of the Italian Renaissance
Professor Lauro Martines, Historian and Writer

12.00noon
Donatello’s Interpretation of the Classical Language of Sculpture
Mary Acton, Tutor in the History of Art, Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Another Dimension: Integrating Music with the new Renaissance Galleries
Giulia Nuti, Research Associate, Royal College of Music


Tuesday 9 February 2010

10.30am
Palaces and Power: The Cultural Dynamics of Florence’s Building Boom
Alison Brown, Emeritus Professor of Italian Renaissance History, Royal Holloway, University of London

12.00noon
Emotions and Well-being in the Italian Renaissance Interior
Dr Marta Ajmar-Wollheim, Tutor in Graduate Studies (Renaissance), Research Department, Victoria & Albert Museum

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Visit to the new Renaissance Galleries, Victoria & Albert Museum with
Dr. Kirstin Kennedy, Curator of Metalwork, Victoria & Albert Museum 


Tuesday 16 February 2010

10.30am
Antico and the Court: Renaissance Bronzes for the Gonzagas
Melissa Hamnet, Curator of Sculpture, Victoria & Albert Museum

12.00noon
Fashion and Armour in Renaissance Europe: Proud Lookes and Brave Attire
Angus Patterson, Curator, European Arms and Armour and Base Metals, Victoria & Albert Museum

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Renaissance Garden Sculpture: Literature and Propaganda in the locus amoenus
Dr Paula Henderson, FSA


Tuesday 23 February 2010

10.30am
The Scholar’s Study
Peta Motture, Chief Curator, Medieval and Renaissance Galleries Project, Victoria & Albert Museum 

12.00noon
Italian Renaissance Velvets
Lisa Monnas, Textile Historian

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum to look at Renaissance ceramics with Elisa Sani, Assistant Curator