•Michelangelo and the Viewer in his Time (London: Reaktion Books, 2017).
•“The Understanding of a Woman: Vittoria Colonna and Michelangelo’s Christ and the Samaritan Woman,” Renaissance Studies, forthcoming, summer, 2013.
•Michelangelo in Print: Reproductions as Response in the Sixteenth Century (Farnham, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2010).
•“Skin, Bones, and Dust: On the Self-Portraits in Michelangelo’s Last Judgment,” Sixteenth Century Journal, 35 (2004), 969-986.
•Michelangelo’s Last Judgment: The Renaissance Response (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998).
•EVA / AVE: Women in Renaissance and Baroque Prints (Washington and New York, 1990). Co-author with H. Diane Russell.
•“Aretino, the Public, and the Censorship of the Last Judgment,” in Suspended Licenses: Studies in Censorship and the Visual Arts, ed. Elizabeth Childs (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997), 59-84.
•“Metaphorical Painting: Michelangelo, Dante, and the Last Judgment,” Art Bulletin 77 (1995), 64-81.
ART 258. The History of Prints
ART 265. Art and Life in Renaissance Europe
ART 266. Art in the Age of Giotto, Dante, and the Plague
ART 267. Early Italian Renaissance Art
ART 268. High Renaissance and Mannerist Art
ART 270. Northern Renaissance Art
ART 272. Baroque Art
ART 394. Issues in Art History
ART 396. Art History Seminar. Topics vary. Past seminar topics include “Cities of Art: Florence, Rome, Venice” and “Leonardo and his World.”
This course is an introduction to visual culture in Italy, Flanders, and other European centers in the Renaissance, concentrating on the 15th and early 16th centuries. We will emphasize the functions of art in the home, the church, and the political arena; how individuals and groups were represented in art; and how images were used to disseminate discoveries about science and world explorations. We will emphasize connections between Italy and Flanders, and between Europe and other cultures.
The visual arts of Europe and America provide a fascinating entry into a study of the history, religion, and ideas that have shaped our culture. In this course you will learn about some of the greatest masterpieces of the western tradition, beginning with art and architecture of the ancient world, and ending with the art of our own time.