For our last event of term, we are very pleased to welcome Dr Fabio Ferrarini from the University of Milan, who will give a talk on the image of Italian culture in the UK after WWII. Below is an abstract of the talk. After the Second World War, the image of Italian culture was seriously
‘A toast to the pleasures of life!’ – so sing Violetta, her new admirer Alfredo and her party guests in the opening scene of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. But beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break society’s
Come along to discover a corner of Italy- in Cambridge! History of Art PhD student Stephanie Azzarello will give us a tour of the best Italian paintings of the Fitzwilliam Museum. The Museum displays many excellent pieces of art from Renaissance artists, and particularly those from the superlative Venetian School, such as Titian and Veronese.
Apparently, writers Fruttero and Lucentini were used to say that a flying saucer could not land in Lucca. Same applies to ghosts and vampires, and to haunted castles and uncanny portraits – that is to say, to the whole repertoire of the Gothic, a genre born in Britain and later exported to France and Germany,