Lunchtime lecture: the lure of Venice, art on the Grand Tour
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VB752
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
The Grand Tour captivated northern Europeans, mainly the British, in the early modern era (15th-18th century). Rome and Naples were key destinations, but Venice was also an essential stop where some Grand Tourists stayed longer than others. Why?
This lunchtime lecture considers what elements of Venice most inspired the artistically inclined British tourists on the Grand Tour. It places emphasis on the work of J.M.W Turner and his contemporaries.
This course is part of City Lit Art History’s ‘Venice Season’ celebrating the vibrancy of the city, its international art culture, a place where we can explore the complexities of art history, past and present.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
-JMW Turner’s depictions of Venice
-Watercolour, light and atmosphere
-Representations of Venice by British artists.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-Discuss Turner’s interest in Venice
-Appreciate the impact of the Grand Tour and Venice on some British art
-Understand the distinct artistic inspiration offered by Venice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information as well as basic functions of Zoom, specifically microphone and camera.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught by lecture with slide images, you be engaged in a brief discussion and invited to ask questions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You may wish to bring a notebook to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Take a course from our Venice Season! Search 'Venice' on our website. . .some suggestions:
The ocean and contemporary art
Venetian art of the 15th and 16th centuries: beauty, splendour and light
Think like an artist: in 16th century Venice
Focus on: Titian
Friday lates: Venice Biennale.
Sarah Jaffray holds a BA and MA in Art History with an emphasis in 19th/20th century France and a minor in the Italian Renaissance. She holds a second MA in Cultural Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London. Sarah was a lecturer for several colleges and universities in the Los Angeles area before relocating to London in 2012. She has worked in curatorial roles at the British Museum and Wellcome Collection. In addition to her current teaching at City Lit, Sarah is a lecturer at the University of Arts London and the Tutor Coordinator for City Lit's Art History programme. Her art historical practice focuses on experimental narratives, artistic process, art pedagogy, politics and philosophy. Sarah's current research is focused on translation and empathy.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.