Art of the European Courts, 1500-1815 – Australian National University

31 Aug – 16 Sep 2018

  • Region:
    • Europe
    • France
    • Italy
  • Status: limited
  • Code: CC21805
Overview

Course Overview

Institution: Australian National University, College of Arts and Social Sciences
Course Code: ARTH2081/ARTH6081
Course Convener: Dr Robert Wellington
Unit value: 12 units

About the Course

This course offers students the exciting opportunity to study Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical art, design and architecture on site in Europe. The course will provide an insight into life at court and the images and objects that defined the courtly aesthetic of princes of the church and princes of the state. It will take in many of the great masterpieces of the early modern period, providing students with a life-changing experience and a pathway to further study of European cultural history.

This course will be a two-week in-country intensive with 12 full days of teaching and site visits over a period of 16 days (90 hours contact). Students will be required to engage in a list of preparatory readings and exercises prior to the trip (70 hours), with the main assessments to be handed in four weeks after they return home (100 hours).

Course Lecturer/Academic Enquiries

Dr Robert Wellington
Australian National University, College for Art History and Art Theory
Center for Art History and Art Theory
Email: robert.wellington@anu.edu.au

Dr Robert Wellington is a lecturer in the School of Art Centre for Art History and Art Theory at ANU. He is an art historian with a special interest in the role of material culture in history making and cross-cultural exchange. Prior to receiving a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Sydney, Robert has ten years’ experience in various roles in the contemporary arts sector.

Dr Katrina Grant
Dr Katrina Grant is a lecturer in Digital Humanities at the Australian National University, with a specialisation in Art History. She has a special interest in the Digital Art History and the application of visualisation and mapping technologies to art history research, the history of landscapes and gardens of Italy, the history of performance and spectacle, and in Italian early modern art history in general.

Mark Shepheard
Mark Shepheard completed his MPhil in Roman History and Archaeology at the University of Oxford. He is in the final stages of a PhD in Art History at the University of Melbourne, where he has also taught Baroque and Eighteenth-century art. His thesis is a study of portraits of musicians in early modern Italy and of the personal and professional relationships between musicians and painters in this period. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and analyse the continuities and changes in European court culture from 1500 to 1815.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of changes in European art and visual culture that reflect changes in society and the theories and methodologies of art production.
  3. Research and access information on the visual culture of the European Courts.
  4. Speak about and write on the visual culture of the European Courts.

Student Contribution Band: Band 1

Unit value: 12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

ARTH2081 – Undergraduate Course

Indicative Assessment

Preliminary paper on European Court culture, 2000 words (20%) (LO2, 3, and 4)

Reflective journal, 1500 words (20%) (LO2, 3, & 4)

Spatial analysis of a building, garden, palace, gallery or church, 1500 words (25%) (LO3, & 4);

Research essay, 4000 words (35%) (LO1, 2, 3, & 4)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University’s approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of ANU courses towards a degree, or with the permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTH6081.

Preliminary Reading

  • Adamson, John. The Princely Courts of Europe 1500-1750. London; Seven Dials, 2000.
  • Kaufmann, Thomas DaCosta. Court, Cloister, and City: The Art and Culture of Central Europe. Chicago; Chicago University Press, 1995.

Indicative Reading List

  • Brown, Jonathan. Kings & Connoisseurs: Collecting Art in Seventeenth-Century Europe. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.
  • Duindam, Jeroen. Vienna and Versailles: The Courts of Europe’s Dynastic Rivals, 1550-1780. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Harrison, Charles, Paul Wood, and Jason Gaiger (eds.), Art in Theory 1648-1815: An Anthology of Changing Ideas. London; Wiley-Blackwell, 2001.
  • Levey, Michael. Painting at Court. New York University Press, 1971.
  • Wittkower, Rudolf. Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750, Volumes 1-3: Fourth Edition (The Yale University Press Pelican History). 4th ed. Yale University Press, 1999.

ARTH6081 – Graduate Course

A 20 minute conference-style presentation on European Court culture (20%) (LO2, 3, and 4)

A 2000 word reflective journal (20%) (LO2, 3, & 4)

A 2500 word spatial analysis of a building, garden, palace, gallery or church (25%) (LO3, & 4)

A 4,500 word research essay (35%) (LO1, 2, 3, & 4)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University’s approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTH2081.

Preliminary Reading

  • Adamson, John. The Princely Courts of Europe 1500-1750. London; Seven Dials, 2000.
  •  Kaufmann, Thomas DaCosta. Court, Cloister, and City: The Art and Culture of Central Europe. Chicago; Chicago University Press, 1995.

Indicative Reading List

  • Brown, Jonathan. Kings & Connoisseurs: Collecting Art in Seventeenth-Century Europe. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.
  • Duindam, Jeroen. Vienna and Versailles: The Courts of Europe’s Dynastic Rivals, 1550-1780. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Harrison, Charles, Paul Wood, and Jason Gaiger (eds.), Art in Theory 1648-1815: An Anthology of Changing Ideas. London; Wiley-Blackwell, 2001.
  • Levey, Michael. Painting at Court. New York University Press, 1971.
  • Wittkower, Rudolf. Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750, Volumes 1-3: Fourth Edition (The Yale University Press Pelican History). 4th ed. Yale University Press, 1999.
Itinerary

The daily activities may be rotated and/or modified in order to accommodate changes in museum opening hours, flight schedules etc. All museum fees as indicated on the official program are included in the course price.

Rome - 8 nights

DEPARTURE EX AUSTRALIA:
Day 0: Thursday 30 August 2018, Depart Canberra on VA 274 at 1500hrs

Participants are requested to commence check-in procedures at the domestic terminal, Canberra airport, two hours prior to departure of the allocated flight. (In Flight)

Day 1: Friday 30 August 2018, Rome
  • Arrive Rome in the early morning (0800hrs)
  • Transfer to the Hotel Italia by private coach
Day 2: Saturday 1 September 2018, Rome
  • Galleria Colonna
  • Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
  • Villa Borghese
Day 3: Sunday 2 September 2018, Rome
  • Walking tour of ancient Rome
  • San Clemente Basilica
  • Colosseum
  • Forum
  • Capitoline Museum
  • Pantheon
  • Ara Pacis
Day 4:Monday 3 September 2018, Rome
  • Vatican Museum
  • St Peters Basilica
  • Tempietto
Day 5: Tuesday 4 September 2018, Rome
  • Roman Churches
Day 6: Wednesday 5 September 2018, Rome – Tivoli – Rome
  • Villa d’Este, Tivoli
Day 7: Thursday 6 September 2018, Rome
  • Palazzo Barberini
  • Walking tour of the fountains
Day 8: Friday 7 September 2018, Rome
  • Day at leisure in Rome
Day 9: Saturday 8 September 2018, Rome – Paris
  • Transfer to Fiumicino Airport
  • Flight Rome – Paris
  • Transfer from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Fiap Jean Monnet
  • Time at leisure in Paris

Paris - 8 nights

Day 10: Sunday 9 September 2018, Paris
  • Walking tour of Paris: Place des Vosges to Louvre East Façade and Palais Royal
Day 11: Monday 10 September 2018, Paris – Fontainebleau – Maincy – Paris
  • Day excursion by coach to Fontainebleau and Maincy
  • Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau
  • Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy
Day 12: Tuesday 11 September 2018, Paris – Versailles – Paris
  • Day excursion by public transport to Versailles
  • Palace of Versailles, The Trianons and The Hameau
Day 13: Wednesday 12 September 2018, Paris – Chantilly – Paris
  • Half-day excursion to Chantilly
  • Domaine de Chantilly
  • Louvre Museum (afternoon visit)
Day 14: Thursday 13 September 2018, Paris
  • Manufacture nationale de Sèvres
  • Manufacture des Gobelins (Mobilier National)
Day 15: Friday 14 September 2018, Paris
  • Hôtel de Soubise
  • Musée Nissim de Camondo
  • Walking tour including Place de la Concorde and Place Vendôme
  • Musée des Invalides (Napoleon Tomb)
Day 16: Saturday 15 September 2018, Paris
  • Day at leisure in Paris
Day 17: Sunday 16 September 2018, course ends
  • Morning coach transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • Participants returning to Australia at the conclusion of the course will be transferred to Charles de Gaulle Airport for their return flight home with Singapore Airlines, flight SQ335 at 12.00pm. Note: Participants returning to Australia at the conclusion of the course are scheduled to arrive in Canberra on flight VA289 at 8.10pm on Monday 17 September 2018. 
Accommodation

Accommodation in Rome

Hotel Italia
Via Venezia, 181 ROME 00184
Tel:  +39 06 4828355
Fax: +39 06 4745550
www.hotelitaliaroma.it
2-star, family managed hotel, located in the historic centre and close to a wide range of restaurants, pizzerias and cafés. The Hotel Italia lies within comfortable walking distance of many of the city’s most important sites and monuments such as the Quirinale, the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Colosseum. Accommodation is in multiple-share rooms for all participants (excluding those who have paid the Single Supplement, which will guarantee a single room). All rooms at Hotel Italia have private facilities and buffet breakfast is included.

Accommodation in Paris

FIAP Jean Monnet
30 rue Cabanis, PARIS 75014
Tel:+33 (0) 1 43 13 17 00
Fax : +33 (0) 1 43 13 17 07
www.fiap.paris

FIAP International accommodation residence, located in the 14th district close to a wide range of restaurants and cafés. FIAP Jean Monnet. Latin Quarter, Le Louvre and the Eiffel Tower are 20 minutes by metro. The residence has two restaurants, a bar and a large outside common area/dining space. Accommodation is in multiple-share rooms for all participants (excluding those who have paid the Single Supplement, which will guarantee a single room). All rooms at FIAP Jean Monnet have private facilities, continental breakfast and packed lunch are included.

How to book

Applications & Enrolments

ASA will not accept any reservation, even if a $500.00 deposit has been paid, unless the following documentation has been received:

Completed and signed ASA Course Reservation Application Form

  • You will be notified shortly afterwards whether you have been selected to participate in the subject.
  • A maximum of 30 students can enrol in the subject; first-come, first-served.

In addition to fulfilling ASA’s requirements, all participants must be accepted to enrol in either ARTH2081 ‘Art of the European Courts’ (undergraduate course), or ARTH6081 ‘Art of the European Courts’ (graduate course) at the Australian National University. Please read the enrolment options carefully. Application forms and further information are available from the School of Art.

Places are strictly limited. Please note that completion of the reservation form DOES NOT guarantee your place on the program. All applications are subject to meeting the requirements of the course (36 units of study towards a degree at ANU or with the permission of the course convenor). Should you fail to meet these requirements, your deposit payment will be refunded in full.

Single Supplement

Payment of the Single Supplement will ensure accommodation in a single room throughout the tour. The number of single rooms available is extremely limited. People wishing to take the Single Supplement are therefore advised to book well in advance.

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Physical Endurance & Practical Information
Physical Rating

The number of flags is a guide to the degree of difficulty of ASA tours relative to each other (not to those of other tour companies). It is neither absolute nor literal. One flag is given to the least taxing tours, six to the most. Flags are allocated, above all, according to the amount of walking and standing each tour involves. Nevertheless all ASA tours require that participants have a good degree of fitness enabling 2-3 hours walking or 1-1.5 hours standing still on any given site visit or excursion. Many sites are accessed by climbing slopes or steps and have uneven terrain.

This 17-day tour involves:
  • Accommodation in Rome at the 2-star Hotel Italia and in Paris at the FIAP Jean Monnet
  • an extensive amount of walking to site visits, often up and down hills and/or flights of stairs, along cobbled streets and uneven terrain. You therefore need to be a good walker and be prepared to stand for some time on site and in front of buildings
  • minimal coach travel – all on good roads; use of public transport between in Rome and Paris
  • Early-morning departures (8.00/8.30am) for day-excursions by coach
  • porterage is not included; participants MUST be able to carry their own luggage.

It is important to remember that ASA programs are group tours, and slow walkers affect everyone in the group. As the group must move at the speed of the slowest member, the amount of time spent at a site may be reduced if group members cannot maintain a moderate walking pace. ASA tours should not present any problem for active people who can manage day-to-day walking and stair-climbing. However, if you have any doubts about your ability to manage on a program, please ask your ASA travel consultant whether this is a suitable tour for you.

Please note: it is a condition of travel that all participants agree to accept ASA’s directions in relation to their suitability to participate in activities undertaken on the tour, and that ASA retains the sole discretion to direct a tour participant to refrain from a particular activity on part of the tour. For further information please refer to the ASA Reservation Application Form.

Practical Information

Prior to departure, tour members will receive practical notes which include information on visa requirements, health, photography, weather, clothing and what to pack, custom regulations, bank hours, currency regulations, electrical appliances and food. The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade website has advice for travellers see: www.smartraveller.gov.au

Tour Price & Inclusions

AUD $6850.00 Course Price incl. airfare (min 15 students)
AUD $6650.00 Course Price incl. airfare (min 20 students)
AUD $6450.00 Course Price incl. airfare (min 25 students)
AUD $6250.00 Course Price incl. airfare (min 30 students)
AUD $840.00 Single Supplement

Course Price includes:

  • Return airfare economy class with Singapore Airline/Virgin Australia/Air France incl. airfare taxes to the value of $340.00 AUD: 30 August 2018: Canberra – Melbourne – Singapore – Rome; 8 September 2018: Rome – Paris; 16 September 2018: Paris – Singapore – Melbourne – Canberra
  • Accommodation in multiple-share rooms in Rome and Paris.
  • Breakfast daily; packed lunches in Paris and 1 dinner in Paris
  • Return airport transfers if travelling on the ASA ‘designated’ flights
  • Excursions by private coach to Tivoli, Fontainebleau, Vaux-Le-Vicomte and Chantilly
  • Public transport tickets and entrances to museums, galleries outlined in the itinerary to the value of €300.00 Euro per person
  • Tips for the coach drivers.

Tour Price does not include:

  • Airfare taxes exceeding the value of $340.00 AUD (return flight from Australia and flight Rome – Paris)
  • Airport-hotel transfers if not travelling on the ASA ‘designated’ flights
  • Porterage
  • Meals other than those listed above
  • Course reader or prescribed course texts
  • Personal spending money
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage in excess of 20 kg (44 lbs)
  • Entrances to museums & galleries or public transport not specified in the inclusions above.
  • University tuition fees which are part of your enrolment at the University.
Terms & Conditions
Deposits

A deposit of $500.00 AUD per person is required to reserve a place on an ASA tour.

Confirmation of Your Booking

When we have received your ASA Course Reservation Application Form together with the deposit or full payment for the tour, and assuming there is a place available on the tour, we will send you confirmation of your booking and relevant travel details. It is from this moment that a firm contract exists between you and Australians Studying Abroad Pty Ltd (hereafter called ASA) on the basis of this itinerary, together with ASA’s general brochure, and any brochure or itinerary amendments communicated to you, these booking conditions and the travel details sent to you. If a place is not available we will return your payment. ASA does however reserve the right to refuse to accept a booking without necessarily giving a reason.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • $500.00 deposit – non refundable
  • 75-46 days prior 25% of total amount due
  • 45-31 days prior 50% of total amount due
  • 30-15 days prior 75% of total amount due
  • 14-0 days prior 100% of total amount due

We take the day on which you cancel as being that on which we receive written confirmation of cancellation.

Unused Portions of the Tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Will the Course Price or Itinerary Change?

If the number of participants on a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates or airfare taxes ASA reserves the right to amend the advertised price. We shall, however, do all in our power to maintain the published price. If an ASA tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all tour monies paid. Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ASA make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes in due course.

If Australian National University Cancels the Course

In the event the academic program be cancelled as a result of Australian National University, in response to Federal Government travel advice, designating the locations of the program to be unsafe: participants will be charged the cancellation fees as indicated in these booking conditions (refer to the paragraph ‘Cancellation Fees’).

Travel Insurance

ASA requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. A copy of your travel insurance certificate and the reverse charge emergency contact phone number must be received by ASA no later than 75 days prior to the commencement of the tour.

Passport Details

All participants must provide no later than 75 days prior to the commencement of the program a photocopy of the front page of their current passport.

Final Payment

The balance of the tour price will be due 75 days prior to the tour commencement date.

Limitation of Liability

ASA is not a carrier, event or tourist attraction host, accommodation or dining service provider. All bookings made and tickets or coupons issued by ASA for transport, event, accommodation, dining and the like are issued as an agent for various service providers and are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by each service provider. ASA is not responsible for their products or services. If a service provider does not deliver the product or service for which you have contracted, your remedy lies with the service provider, not ASA. ASA will not be liable for any claim (eg. sickness, injury, death, damage or loss) arising from any change, delay, detention, breakdown, cancellation, failure, accident, act, omission or negligence of any such service provider however caused (contingencies). You must take out adequate travel insurance against such contingencies. ASA’s liability in respect of any tour will be limited to the refund of amounts received from you less all non-refundable costs and charges and the costs of any substituted event or alternate services provided. The terms and conditions of the relevant service provider from time to time comprise the sole agreement between you and that service provider. ASA reserves the sole discretion to cancel any tour or to modify itineraries in any way it considers appropriate. Tour costs may be revised, subject to unexpected price increases or exchange rate fluctuations.

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