Enjoy the sights and sounds of Italy...right on campus
This masterclass explores the notion of ‘what is Italian’ through an historical journey of scent, sight, sound, taste, and touch. Each session will bring to life a particular aspect of Italian culture, history, art, literature, music, food and design, of three of the most influential periods; the Renaissance, Baroque and 20th Century.
Thursday 5 October: Scent
'The Scents of Italy: A multi sensorial immersion into the history of perfume of Italy'
Speakers: Dr Catherine Kovesi, The University of Melbourne and Dr Antonio Artese, international olfactory specialist, Aquaflor, a boutique Florentine perfume house
Thursday 12 October: Sight
'“The higher the price, the harder I will strive”. Money, fame and career considerations in the correspondence of Artemisia Gentileschi'
Speaker: Associate Professor Christopher Marshall, The University of Melbourne
'Voyage to Italy, Roberto Rossellini, 1954'
Speaker: Dr Mark Nicholls, The University of Melbourne
Thursday 19 October: Sound
'Seeing music in early modern Italy: Painted representations of music, 1500-1650'
Speaker: John Weretka, The University of Melbourne
'Hearing the world falling apart: Italy, poetics, music and madness before the Great War'
Speaker: Dr Malcolm Angelucci, The University of Melbourne
Thursday 26 October: Taste
'Italian futurist art and food'
Speakers: Professor John Hajek and Dr Anthony White, The University of Melbourne
Thursday 2 November: Touch
'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
Individual session: $65 full / $55 alumni
Series pass: $300 full / $250 alumni
*Alumni discount is available for University of Melbourne alumni, staff and students
Arts West Building
The University of Melbourne, Parkville (map)