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The Courtauld Institute of Art

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September 30, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, VENICE (July 2019).

“I wish Giovanni would kiss me,” is the first line of Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 book, Eat, Pray, Love. This book was later adapted to the big screen, with Julia Roberts as th...

September 17, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, ALUMNAE (December 2018).

BA 1992 

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan was educated in Amman, Jordan and in the UK. She graduated from The Courtauld with a BA specialising in early Islamic art and arch...

August 13, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Islands have occupied much of my research interests since taking up Dr Emily Mann’s second-year undergraduate course: ‘Competing Ventures, Contested Visions: Constructing European Empires in the Ea...

August 1, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 19, ABSENCE (December 2018).

‘Absence’ is not the first word one thinks of upon seeing a seventeenth-century Northern European still life painting. Filled with exotic flowers, porcelain-ware, gold cups, curiosities and food...

May 13, 2019

With exams approaching and various deadlines creeping up on us, think back to how many times in the last week you thought of a day off from studying, a food item, or a purchase as ‘self-care’. Personally, I bought a delicious pastry from my local Italian bakery because...

April 9, 2019

Tom Stuart and Beru Tessema in ‘Edward II’ at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Photo: Marc Brenner)

I would not usually be compelled to write a review, or even a response to a piece of theatre. In fact, let me state that I find writing reviews extremely difficult. How...

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