History of Art Research Seminar: Luca Palozzi | Drawing before the Disegno


  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 17:15 to 18:15

  • Hunter Building, Hunter Lecture Theatre (017)
    74 Lauriston Place
    Edinburgh
    EH3 9DF

Dr Luca Palozzi is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Teaching Fellow in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh.

He has also been awarded grants from other instutions, such as the Association of Art Historians’ Museums and Exhibitions Bursary (2015), the Henry Moore Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012-14), and the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, Florence (2011).

Luca specialises in Medieval and Early Renaissance Italian art, particularly sculpture. His British Academy research project, "The Renaissance in the Round: Sculptors, Space and Three-Dimensionality in Trecento Italy,"  explores the marginal position of sculpture and sculptors in early Renaissance discourses on the arts.

He has published a range of articles on Italian art. He is currently completing a book: Commentators on Medieval Italian Sculpture (14th-19th c.): Hard to Make, Difficult to Talk About, which investigates how observers from different periods, backgrounds and areas in Italy responded to sculptural objects from their medieval past.

His talk is entitled: Drawing before the Disegno: Reflections on Trecento Art Theory and Practice.

The event is free and open to all.

Find out more about Luca's research on the academia.edu website.

This event is part of the History of Art Research Seminar Series of talks by guest speakers and colleagues. Find out more about the series.