School of Arts

About

Claudia La Malfa lives and works in Rome, Italy. After receiving her PhD from the Warburg Institute, University of London, she taught at the University of St Andrews, Naples and Bologna (Ravenna campus). She currently teaches History of Art at the American University of Rome, where she holds courses for undergraduate students and for MA students of the University of Kent in Rome. Her teaching area is Renaissance, Baroque and Modern Art; approaches to the history of art; iconography and iconology; history of collecting. Her area of research is Renaissance painting, drawing and sculpture in Italy, including Raphael, Pintoricchio, Donatello, Andrea Sansovino; the revival of the antique in early-modern art; art in 17th-century: reception and collecting in Rome; Guido Reni. She has extensively published in peer-review journals and collected volumes on Botticelli’s Primavera, Filippino Lippi’s drawings, Bernardino Pintoricchio’s frescoes, and the rediscovery of ancient art in Renaissance drawings and manuscripts. In 2008 she published her book on Pintoricchio Fresco Cycles and the Revival of the Antique, funded by the Commission for Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage. She received fellowships from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, the British Academy and Accademia dei Lincei, and the Fondazione Portaluppi, Milan. She delivered papers at international conferences on Donatello, Raphael, Pintoricchio, Andrea Sansovino, Bernini and other related topics; organised seminars (on Aby Warburg and on the history of the Academies in Rome from 18th to 20th century) and conferences (on Sculpture in Rome in the Renaissance, held at the Warburg Institute, London, and American Academy of Rome). She curated exhibitions, the drawing section of Pintoricchio (2008), and co-curated the Renaissance art section of Pre-Raphaelite artists (2011), and on Pope Paul John II (2013). In 2014 she co-curated the exhibition and catalogue of an exhibition on Pintoricchio’s San Gimignano altarpiece and his sienese paintings, which she promoted and divulgated on Italian State Radio and television. She reviews exhibition and books for Italian State radio, Radio3 Rai. In 2015 she recorded thirty on-line video classes on the history of collecting and museums from the Renaissance to the 20th century for the on-line International University Uninetuno. She is a member of the RSA, and member of the board of the Italian research institute and library FULM specialised in 20th century political, financial and cultural history.

back to top

Teaching

 

back to top

Research

 

back to top

Supervision

 

back to top

 

School of Arts - © University of Kent

Jarman Building, The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7UG, T: +44 (0)1227 764000

Last Updated: 23/03/2017