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Staff research interests

Jenny Alexander
Medieval Art and Architecture especially the study of medieval and early modern buildings, their construction and use.
Artistic patronage, religious orders and intersections between the Veneto and Northern Europe in the later middle ages and Renaissance.

Eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British art and visual culture; colonial art, particularly in India; British artists in Venice.

Nineteenth-century Danish art and culture; British and American Art in the 19th and 20th centuries; Visual Culture with a particular interest in gender and sexuality, and in questions of visual racism; the history of art history.
Early modern religious art, Renaissance and Baroque art and theory, the influences and cross-fertilizations between the artistic centres of early modern Europe
The profound changes that happened to the state and society in modern Britain viewed through the lens of the built environment.
Later nineteenth-century French painting, and its links with art theory, criticism, and literature more generally; theory and philosophy of art: Wittgenstein’s aesthetics; Adrian Stokes and Richard Wollheim; art and visual perception; colour.
Images and the story of their production, reception and impact on the formation of cultural identities within specific contexts, especially in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe.
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Research Clusters

Several informal clusters provide a framework for shared research, and for building collaborative relationships with external partners.

Art in Italy 1200 -1700. Research on Venice and Northern Italy.

Participants include: Dr Louise Bourdua,

Professor Lorenzo Pericolo, & Dr Giorgio Tagliaferro.

British Art & Architecture since 1750.

Participants include: Professor Michael Hatt, Dr Rosie Dias, & Dr Jenny Alexander.

Philosophy, Theory, Historiography.