Catherine Puglisi specializes in Early Modern Italian art. Her books include Caravaggio (Phaidon Press, 1998), and Francesco Albani, a monograph and catalogue raisonné of the seventeenth-century Bolognese painter (Yale University Press, 1999). Other publications include studies on Bolognese art, Venetian 18th century art, and most recently on the Man of Sorrows in Venetian art, the subject of a forthcoming collaborative book, Art and Faith in the Venetian World: Venerating Christ as Man of Sorrows (Brepols, 2018). This theme was the focus of the 2011 exhibition, she co-curated, “Passion in Venice: The Man of Sorrows from Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese,” at the Museum of Biblical Art (MoBia), whose catalogue she co-edited and co-authored, with entries by Rutgers graduate students. Selected papers from the symposium tied to the exhibition appeared in her co-edited volume, New Perspectives on the Man of Sorrows (2013). Her current project addresses artistic transformations in the Baroque.
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.
Art and Faith in the Venetian World. Venerating Christ as the Man of Sorrows, co-authored with William Barcham, London/Turnhout: Harvey Miller/Brepols, 2019.
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.