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.

Painting in Bruges & Ghent

Van Eyck's Optical Revolution

Monday 30 March - Friday 3 April 2020 (5 Days)
Flanders was home to some of the greatest painters of the late Medieval and Renaissance periods including van Eyck, van der Weyden and Memling. We shall explore both Bruges and Ghent to include the major exhibition in Ghent’s Fine Arts Museum in Spring 2020, entitled ‘Jan van Eyck: an Optical Revolution’.

In Search of Piero della Francesca

Lucid Grandeur

Wednesday 6 - Monday 11 May 2020 (6 Days)
Piero della Francesca is one of the most fascinating, if enigmatic, of renaissance painters. A hundred years ago he was virtually unknown, a footnote within the narrative of Florentine painting, a situation now hard to imagine. 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 lovely Arezzo.

A Weekend in Renaissance Bologna

Popes & Patricians:

Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 November 2020 (4 Days)
Bologna is renowned for its fine medieval architecture in warmly welcoming brick and its distinguished role in the history of painting. The city centre is a delight to stroll in, and its churches and picture gallery house many gems, surprisingly little known. Of course, no round of cultural exploration would function properly without adequate sustenance and Bologna is one of the great culinary cities of Italy.
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