Dr. Lorenza Melli

Associate Scholar

Since 2012 Curator of "Corpus der italienischen Zeichnungen 1300–1500", Rome-Munich-Florence. Since 2002 Associate Academic at Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. 2012 Habilitation as Professor "II fascia” for the History of Art (MIUR).

1993 University of Florence, Laurea in Lettere e Filosofia, 1997 Diploma di Specializzazione in Storia dell'Arte. 1995 Fellowship at Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in München. 1997–2001 Fellowship at Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz and Opificio delle Pietre Dure/Laboratori di Restauro for the Giotto Project. 2002–2005 Scient. Collaborator, Kupferstich-Kabinett/Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden , Catalogue of Early Italian Drawings (pubblished 2006). 2006 Curator of the exhibition "Botticelli, Verrocchio e oltre. Disegni italiani del Quattrocento dalle antiche collezioni di Dresda" at the Dutch Institut for Art History-Florence. 2008 Co-curator (with M. Faietti and A. Nova) of the congress "Le tecniche del disegno rinascimentale. Dai materiali allo stile" at Kunsthistorisches Intitut in Florenz. 2010 Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 2011, Professor of Art History at Universities of Michigan and Winsconsin. 2011, Co-curator (with M.W. Kwakkelstein) of the congress "From Pattern to Nature in italian Renaissance drawing. Pisanello to Leonardo" at Dutch Institut for Art History, Florence. 2014 "Bestandsverzeichnis der Zeichnungen der italienischen Spaetgotik und Frührenaissance im Dresdener Kupferstich-Kabinett". 2019, Gest curator for drawings in the exhibition “Verrocchio: Sculptor and painter of Renaissance Florence” at the National Gallery of Art Washington.

Actually preparing the next volume of the “Corpus der italienischen Zeichnungen 1300–1500” with the title "The Drawings of Antonio and Piero del Pollaiolo".

  • Early and Renaissance Drawings
  • Goldsmiths and Graphics in Quattrocento
  • Scientific Analysis on works of art
  • Watermarks
  • Wolfgang-Ratjen-Preis 1995 (Conjuncta-Foerderpreis) by the Zentralinstituts für Kunstgeschichte in Munich

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