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Andrea del Castagno

The Matter of Art

Early Modern Faces



Anne Dunlop, Associate Professor and Chair, History of Art

Anne Dunlop works on Renaissance and early-modern art and culture. Her research and teaching interests include early secular art and literature, the materials of art, and Europe’s relations with Asia and Africa in the Mongol era. She is the author of Painted Palaces: The Rise of Secular Art in Early Renaissance Italy (2009), and co-editor of Art and the Augustinian Order in Early-Renaissance Italy (2007). In 2012-13 she was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. She was keynote speaker at the ANZAMEMS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, and she served on the International Evaluation Committee for Art History of the Israel Council for Higher Education. In 2013-14 she guest curated an exhibition, 'Early Modern Faces' held at the Newcomb Art Gallery.

Courses at Tulane:
Italian Renaissance Art 
Love and Art at the Renaissance Courts
Global Renaissance

Recent and Forthcoming Publications:

Andrea del Castagno and the Limits of Painting (Harvey Miller/Brepols Press, 2015).

The Matter of Art: Materials, Technologies, Meanings, c. 1250-1650, co-edited with Christy Anderson and Pamela Smith (Manchester University Press, 2014).

Early Modern Faces: European Portraiture, 1480-1780 (New Orleans: Newcomb Art Gallery, 2014).

'Carrying the Weight of Empire: Duccio's Maestà,' in Matters of Weight: Force, Gravity, and Aesthetics in the Early Modern Period, ed. David Young Kim  (Berlin: Gebr. Mann/Imorde Verlag, 2014), 74-86.

'Drawing Blood,' RES: Journal of Anthropology and Aesthetics 63/64 (2013): 70-79.

'On the Problem of Visions in Florentine Art,' in Renaissance Studies in Honor of Joseph Connors, eds. Machtelt Israels and Louis A. Waldman, 2 vols. (Cambridge, MA; Villa I Tatti, 2013), 1: 127-132 and figs.

'Parading David,' Art History 35 (2012): 682-701.



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