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Art in Venice and Northern Italy

Focus on the manufacture, reception, distribution, and collecting of art from the C14th to the C17th in three major centres:
Venice, Padua and Bologna.

Venice

We explore the production and dissemination of art in Venice, its social and political implications, and the city's collections and artistic heritage.

Projects:

  • Gallerie dell'Accademia project: helping to conserve Renaissance paintings in Venice
  • Navigating the Canals: researching how maritime routes were used to transport of Venetian works of art
  • Painters’ Workshops in Renaissance Venice: an network of academics, curators and conservators

Publications

Padua

We investigate workshop organisation, patronage and cultural agency, spectatorship, and artistic legacies in Padua.

Publications


Bologna

Projects

  • The Malvasia Project: publishing the critical edition and English translation of Carlo Cesare Malvasia’s Felsina pittrice (1678)

Publications