Marisa Bass - "Joris Hoefnagel's Friends: Manuscript Tradition and the Art of the Exchange during the Dutch Revolt"

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Event date: 
October 14, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Marissa Bass
Assistant Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in St. Louis; Visiting Fellow, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study
Seminar Series: 
Committee for the Study of Books and Media

Professor Bass specializes in Renaissance art of northern Europe, with a particular focus on art produced in the Low Countries between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her research interests include intersections between art and humanist culture, the visual impact of the Reformation, portraiture, Renaissance theories of the imagination, and the junction of artistic endeavor and scientific inquiry. Her first book takes the mythological paintings of Jan Gossaert and the local revival of antiquity in the Netherlands as a starting point to critically redefine the notion of a "northern Renaissance." She is currently researching her next book project on the miniaturist Joris Hoefnagel and learned artistic exchange in the context of the Dutch Revolt.

Each workshop will conclude with light refreshments. To attend, RSVP to Jennifer Loessy at These workshops are free and open to the public.

Area of Interest: 
Art History
Book History
Intellectual History
15th & 16th Centuries
17th & 18th Centuries