Graduate Chair, Associate Professor and Queen's National Scholar
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Southern European Renaissance and Baroque painting, sculpture, and architecture, with a particular interest in the relationships between art and literature and the Counter Reformation.
Una Roman D'Elia is a specialist and has published on Italian Renaissance painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, and architecture. She is particularly interested in the complex relationships between Renaissance literature and visual art and in the role of art during the Counter-Reformation. Her first book, The Poetics of Titian's Religious Paintings, explores Titian's relationships with writers, and how the painter and his literary friends negotiated the shifting boundaries of decorum during an age of religious and social change. She has also published an award-winning article on Michelangelo, as well articles on art as evidence, debased imagery, artistic speed, literary descriptions of paintings, and other topics. She is currently working on two projects: sculptures in villa gardens in relation to poetic ideas about nature; and the strange allegorical imagery of the sixteenth century, focusing on an improbable proliferation of images of ostriches.
|"Doni's Painting of Reform."
In Officine del nuovo. Sodalizi fra letterati, artisti ed editorinella cultura italiana fra Riforma e Controriforma, ed. Harald Hendrix & Paolo Procaccioli, 41-9. Vecchiarelli, 2008
|"Titian's Mute Poetry"
In Titian: Materiality, Likeness, Istoria, ed. Joanna Woods-Marsden, 113-24. Brepols, 2008
The Poetics of Titian's Religious Paintings
New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005
"What Allegories Wear in Sixteenth Century Italy"
ARTH 120/1.0 - Art in the West from Antiquity to Modernity 2L;1T
ARTH 245/1.0 - Art and Architecture in Venice
ARTH 345*/0.5 - Italian Art of the High Renaissance 3L/S
ARTH 347*/0.5 - Mannerism 3L/S
ARTH 370*/0.5 - Architecture of the Baroque Period 3L
ARTH 486*/0.5 - 16th-Century Painting in Venice 3S