Professor of the History of Art and Italian Studies
Department of History of Art, Department of Italian Studies
lpart@berkeley.edu
510 643-6301

Research Expertise and Interest

urbanism, architecture, Italian Renaissance painting, sculpture, Rome, Florence, Venice, Italian courts, churches, palaces, villas, fresco decoration

Description

Loren Partridge, Ph.D. Harvard University, is Professor of the History of Art and Italian Studies. A scholar of Italian Renaissance painting, sculpture, and architecture with an emphasis on Rome, Florence, and Venice, he has approached his topic through genres: urbanism (fortifications, streets, public sculpture); churches (altarpieces, chapels, tombs), palaces and palace decoration (devotional works, portraits, halls of state) and villas and villa decoration (frescoes, gardens, fountains). His recent publications include Michelangelo: The Sistine Chapel (Braziller, 1996), The Art of Renaissance Rome, 1400-1600 (Abrams, 1996), and Michelangelo, Last Judgment: A Glorious Restoration (Abrams, 1997). A general text on Italian Renaissance art is in press, and a monograph on the late sixteenth century Villa Farnese at Caprarola north of Rome is in progress.

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