Catherine Puglisi specializes in Italian Baroque painting and sculpture. She is the author of Caravaggio (Phaidon Press), which first appeared in 1998, and has since been translated into Italian and French. Her monograph and catalogue raisonné on the seventeenth-century Bolognese painter Francesco Albani appeared with Yale University Press in 1999. Her publications in journals and museum catalogues include studies on Guido Reni, Carracci drawings, Venetian 18th-art, and most recently on the Man of Sorrows in Venetian Art, the subject of ongoing research. This theme was the focus of the exhibition, for which she acted as guest co-curator, “Passion in Venice: The Man of Sorrows from Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese,” on view at the Museum of Biblical Art (MoBia), New York City, from February to June, 2011. She co-edited and co-authored the exhibition catalogue accompanying the show (London, D. Giles Ltd, 2011), which includes entries by Rutgers graduate students in her exhibition seminar. Selected papers from the symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition will appear in New Perspectives on the Man of Sorrows, for which she is co-editor and contributor (Medieval Institute Publications, forthcoming 2013). While on leave in fall 2011, she held a residential fellowship at the Ligurian Study Center in Bogliasco outside Genoa, where she advanced her research and writing of a collaborative book on the Man of Sorrows in Venice and the Veneto.
Current Interests & Research:
Caravaggio and Roman Baroque Painting
The Man of Sorrows in Venetian Art
Undergraduate Classes Taught:
Italian Baroque Painting and Sculpture
Spanish Art from El Greco to Goya
Painting in England from Holbein to Hogarth
Seminars on Portraiture, Art and Illusion, Art and Science, Caravaggio and Bernini
Graduate Classes Taught:
Italian Early Baroque Painting
Italian High Baroque Painting, Italian Baroque Sculpture
Problems in Baroque Art in Italy and Spain
Seminars on The Carracci, Caravaggio, Ancients and Moderns, Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi
Co-curator, “Passion in Venice from Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese: The Man of Sorrows in Venetian Art,” NY, MoBia (Museum of Biblical Art), Feb-June 2011 (Samuel H. Kress Planning Grant, 2008; Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant, 2009; Robert Lehman Foundation Grant, 2009, Ahmanson Grant, 2010).
Co-author and co-editor, Passion in Venice from Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese: The Man of Sorrows in Venetian Art, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, London: D. Giles Ltd, 2010.
New Perspectives on the Man of Sorrows, co-editor and contributor to volume of essays, Studies in Iconography: Themes and Variations I, Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2013.
Passion in Venice from Crivelli to Tinotretto and Veronese: The Man of Sorrows in Venetian Art, co-author and co-editor, Exhibition Catalogue. Museum of Biblical Art, New York, London: D. Giles Ltd, 2010.
Caravaggio, London: Phaidon Press Ltd, 1998.
Francesco Albani, London: Yale University Press, 1999.
“The Aldobrandini Lunettes from Early Baroque Chapel Decoration to Pamphilj Art Treasures,” The Pamphilj and the Arts: Patronage and Consumption in Baroque Rome, ed. Stephanie C. Leone, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, 2011, 37-45.