Luca Palozzi, PhD

Associate Scholar

Luca Palozzi earned his Ph.D. in Art History from the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa in 2012. From 2012 to 2018, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Palozzi's research explores the relationship between art theory and artistic practice in the Trecento, seeking to highlight the interconnectedness of these two realms. He is also interested in how knowledge of the natural world was created, organized and shared during the Middle Ages. His recent publications include an essay entitled, "Before the Paragone: Visual Intelligence and the Critical Misfortune of Sculptors in the Trecento," which appeared in the Sculpture Journal in 2017, and a co-authored article published by Source: Notes in the History of Art in 2018, entitled, "A Brief Cross-Disciplinary Study of Lion Paw Prints in Giovanni Pisano's Pisa Pulpit." Luca Palozzi's research has been supported by the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences along with the Henry Moore Foundation.

  • Art theory and artistic practice in the Trecento
  • Ideas and practices of naturalism, realism, and analytical observation in the Middle Ages
  • Issues of artistic geography, style, reception and historiography


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