Tours & Study Days With
Geoffrey Nuttall

Geoff Nuttall gained his PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2013, focussing on the art of Lucca in the fifteenth century, and the patronage of its fabulously wealthy mercantile colonies across Europe.  He is an Associate Lecturer in the Renaissance Section of the Courtauld Institute of Art, and also lectures for the Victoria & Albert Museum, the London Art History Society and elsewhere. He is currently editing a book on Filippino Lippi with Paula, due for publication next year.

Image above: The Bouciaut Master, The Trenta Family at Prayer, the Trenta Missal, Biblioteca Statale, Lucca.

In Search of Piero della Francesca

Lucid Grandeur

Italy
Wednesday 5 - Monday 10 May 2021 (6 Days)
Piero della Francesca is one of the most fascinating, if enigmatic, of renaissance painters. His cool, majestic style is a vital part of the fifteenth century’s quest to find newly expressive approaches to religious narrative and one fully explored during this tour based in Citta di Castello.

the Hilltowns of Umbria

Frontier frescoes

Italy
Wednesday 6 - Monday 11 October 2021 (6 Days)
Mention Umbria, and medieval hill-towns stretching through verdant Italian countryside come to mind; the most famous Perugia, Orvieto and above all, Assisi, forever associated with St Francis. This leisurely visit is designed to introduce you not only to these three famous oases of architecture, art and culture, but to other equally rewarding towns such as Spoleto, Spello, Montefalco and the wonderful landscape itself.

Florence & the Early Medici

Patricians & Patronage

Italy
Wednesday 23 - Monday 28 February 2022 (6 Days)
The Medici family are synonymous with Florence and with the birth of renaissance art - the list of the architects, sculptors and painters employed by the family is astounding. Focusing on the era of the early Medici, we shall explore the monuments, churches and museums of Florence, looking at some of the masterpieces created for successive generations of the family. This visit is specifically designed to bring some of the best-loved works of the Renaissance into sharp relief.
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