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

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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