study days

Milan and Naples

  • Monday 19 February 2018
    (11am - 4.30pm)
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
  • Lecturers: Dr Paula Nuttall and Dr Geoffrey Nuttall

Continuing our series on Renaissance City States this course will consider Milan and Naples. Milan under the Visconti and Sforza, and Naples under the Angevins and Aragonese, were the two largest and most powerful princely states of early Renaissance Italy. Politically and culturally linked to France and Spain, these courts produced a rich mix of international artistic styles, melded with the latest Italian Renaissance ideas, exemplified by Pisanello, Leonardo da Vinci and Bramante.

Further information about the structure and contents of the day will be sent after confirmation of a reserved place.

Tea and coffee will be provided during morning and afternoon breaks.


Dr Paula Nuttall gained her BA and PhD from the Courtauld, writing her doctoral thesis on the reception of Netherlandish painting in fifteenth-century Florence. She is Director of the V&A’s Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Year Course, and she lectures for a range of other institutions including the National Gallery, Christie’s Education and The Arts Society.

Dr Geoffrey Nuttall has several degrees including an MA in History of Art from Birkbeck and a PhD from the Courtauld. He is a specialist in the Courts of Europe and their dealings with the merchants of luxury goods. He lectures at the V&A and international conferences, and recently held a fellowship at the Huntington Collections and Art Gallery in California.


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