Art History

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  • 3 Aug 2023
    Leah R. Clark

    Chinese Porcelain in Renaissance Italy

    How did a large collection of Chinese porcelain end up in a court in Northern Italy in the late fifteenth century? That was the question that started my book project off. It brought me to various places around the globe, following the potential trajectories of the Chinese porcelain that was recorded in a 1493 inventory […]

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  • 17 Jul 2023
    Emily A. Fenichel

    Michelangelo and the Indignities (and Opportunities) of Aging

    Michelangelo began complaining about his age in the 1520s, when he would have been in his late 40s and early 50s. For example, in October, 1525, the artist declared, “I’ll always go on working for Pope Clement with such powers as I have, which are slight, as I’m an old man.” Although he was already […]

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  • 16 May 2023
    Péter Bokody

    Politics of Sexual Violence?

    The HBO series Game of Thrones is perhaps the most recent expression of the general view that the Middle Ages were rape-prone. Humiliation and exploitation of female (and male) characters repeatedly come together with direct sexual violence, which is only partially reframed through a series of revenge-sequences in the last season. The cinematic quality of […]

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  • 9 Feb 2023
    Jennifer M. S. Stager, Nandini B. Pandey

    A Conversation with Jennifer Stager, author of Seeing Color in Classical Art

    Nandini Pandey (author of The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome, 2018) stepped out with Jennifer Stager (Seeing Color in Classical Art, 2022) for a walk around the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore, MD and a conversation about Stager’s new book. NP: Tell me about your book. What are some of the big questions […]

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  • 3 Nov 2022
    Anthi Andronikou

    Art before museums, galleries, the press, and the internet. How did artistic exchange work in the medieval Mediterranean?

    The medieval Mediterranean was a sea of exchange of cultures, religions, commodities, and worldviews. With a focus on monumental and panel painting, Italy, Cyprus, and Artistic Exchange in the Medieval Mediterranean probes issues of cultural transmission through a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. It is a product of almost ten years of research; it began as […]

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