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The Courtauld Institute of Art

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London

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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 28, 2019

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

"In every home, someone is playing a musical instrument or singing. There is music everywhere." – Anon, Seventeenth Century 

It is very hard to walk along the narrow alleys o...

September 25, 2019

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

‘Venice is like a city in aspic, wrapped over from a dinner party, where all the guests are dead or gone,’ utters an elderly blind psychic around the ninety-minute mark of Nicolas Roeg’s 1...

September 17, 2019

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

1928 - 2017 

BA 1949, PhD 1952 

When thinking about the centenary of women winning the right to vote, ‘rebellion’ and ‘determination’ are words that spring to mind. These are theme...

September 17, 2019

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

1916 – 2018 

PG Dip 1937 

An indomitable figure of twentieth-century culture, Anne Olivier Bell (née Popham) is an alumna whose substantial achievements, though very much appreciat...

August 9, 2019

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

A native-born islander’s relationship with their home can be complicated. If you happen to be an islander, chances are you had a beautiful, albeit concealed childhood, seeing that you grew up far,...

August 3, 2019

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

Still from The Gleaners and I, 2000, dir. Agnès Varda (Image: Cine-Tamaris & Zeitgeist Films)

Still from The Gleaners and I, 2000, dir. Agnès Varda (Image: Cine-Tamaris & Zeitgeist Films)...

April 24, 2019

In ‘The Loop or the Vortex’, Kader Attia reminds us of a limitation Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace were confronted with as they developed their theory of natural selection. [1] The Neanderthal’s brain was oversized for its needs and although fully adapted to...

April 21, 2019

I am usually the first to avoid horror films, but the trailer for Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw intrigued me. A horror film concerning the art world is quite an original premise, and I was looking forward to seeing how the art world was portrayed.

The film follows art critic...

April 3, 2019

As I am currently on the Constructing Empires Constellation Course, I was particularly excited to see two historical movies, Mary Queen of Scots and The Favourite, to see how historical female monarchs asserted their power.

The former film depicts the complex histo...

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