Tours & Study Days With
Paula Nuttall

Paula Nuttall is an art historian specializing in the renaissance, She gained her PhD at the Courtauld Institute, on artistic relations between Flanders and Italy, a field in which she is an international authority. She began her lecturing career at the British Institute of Florence. Paula is Course Director of the V&A Medieval and Renaissance Year Course, and an Associate Lecturer at the Courtauld. She also lectures for the Arts Society (formerly NADFAS), the Royal Collection and the Art Fund. In 2013 she co-curated the exhibition Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting at the Huntington Art Collection in California. Her numerous publications include From Flanders to Florence: the Impact of Netherlandish Painting, 1400-1500 (Yale University Press, 2004) and a chapter on the Northern Renaissance for the forthcoming Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance.

 

Image above: Hugo van der Goes, the Portinari Triptych, Florence, Uffizi Gallery
Study Day

Brothers-in-law & in art

Mantegna & bellini

UK
Monday 29 October 2018
Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna were not only remarkable contemporary painters, they were also ‘brothers-in-law’, as Mantegna was married to Bellini’s sister. Paula Nuttall, one of our leading experts on the Italian renaissance, will explore this relationship, as covered in the National Gallery's exhibition.

Florence & the Early Medici

Patricians & Patronage

Italy
Thursday 7 - Monday 11 March 2019 (4 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.

the Hilltowns of Umbria

Frontier frescoes

Italy
Wednesday 15 - Monday 20 May 2019 (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.
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