The Art, Architecture and Music of the Northern Renaissance

Art History

Residential course

Wayne Bennett

4 March 2022 to 6 March 2022

From £240 Non-residential fee

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This course will consider the cultural heritage of northern Europe through what is called the Northern Renaissance.  We will examine the use of this term and review its appropriateness and value.

We will look at particular centres of production such as Bruges and Ghent, all the key artists as well as enjoy viewing some extraordinary sculpture, some stunningly beautiful architecture and listening to a range of fine music.

All of this will be set within a broad historic context of increasing political and economic contacts and separations.  No prior knowledge will be assumed.

Residential Fees From: £358.   Non Residential: £240

Course runs from Dinner on Friday to Lunch on Sunday.

Tutor information

Wayne Bennett: After an initial training and career in the theatre (including working for over four years at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) Wayne studied fine art and art history at Camberwell School of Art and Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, where he obtained a first class honours degree.  He also has a Master’s degree in Art History from the Open University. For two years he worked for the Contemporary Art Society based at the Tate Gallery after which he moved to Dorset. For 23 years he led the team at Dillington House until his retirement in early 2015. He now divides his time between his many research interests – archaeology, cartography, cultural history, music and art. For many years Wayne was Co-Director of the Dillington Summer School and continues to originate and tutor courses for Dillington and elsewhere. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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