Melbourne Masterclass: Senses of Italy - Scent


Melbourne Masterclass: Senses of Italy - Scent

Session 1 – The Scents of Italy: A multi sensorial immersion into the history of perfume of Italy

Learn about the history of perfumes and engage in an interactive session sampling and receiving perfumes from Florentine perfume house Aquaflor, presented by international olfactory specialist Dr Antonio Artese.

Speakers: Dr Catherine Kovesi, the University of Melbourne and Dr Antonio Artese, international olfactory specialist, Aquaflor, a boutique Florentine perfume house

This session is one of a five-part series:
Melbourne Masterclass: Senses of Italy
Thursdays, 5, 12, 19 & 26 October and 2 November, 2017, 6.15pm-8.15pm

‘All our knowledge begins with the senses…' (Immanuel Kant).

The Faculty of Arts brings together scholars working in the field of Italian studies to present this series of evening lectures exploring the notion of ‘what is Italian’, through an historical journey of the five senses: scent, sight, sound, taste, and touch. Held over five consecutive weeks this program brings to life aspects of Italian culture, history, art, film, literature, music, and food of significant moments throughout Italian history. Uncover the hidden identity of one of our beloved Iocal Italian paintings with Carl Villis, conservator from the National Gallery of Victoria. Hear featured presentations on print cultures of the Italian Renaissance; 17th Century female painter Artemisia Gentileschi; Italian film Voyage to Italy by director Roberto Rossellini; the intersections of modernist art and food; and Italian music throughout key periods.

Individual session: $55 * / $65
Series pass: $250 * /$300

* University of Melbourne alumni, staff and students

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