Melbourne Masterclass: Senses of Italy – Touch


Melbourne Masterclass: Senses of Italy – Touch

Session 5: Touch

This fifth session of the Senses of Italy series comprises two masterclasses:

Browsing the Italian Renaissance: Texts, images and visibility

Speaker: Dr Andrea Rizzi, the University of Melbourne

Investigating Italian paintings at the National Gallery of Victoria

Speaker: Carl Villis, Paintings Conservator, National Gallery of Victoria

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

‘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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