I read History of Art at the Universities of Rome - La Sapienza (BA cum laude, 2014), Florence (MA cum laude, 2017) and Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne (Visiting student, 2015-2016). I continued my studies at St John’s College, Cambridge with an MPhil (Distinction, 2019) funded by an AHRC DTP Studentship.
My doctoral research at Pembroke College, Cambridge, funded by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP-Lander Studentship, explores the role of Domenico Veneziano in mid-15th-century Florence. It does so by considering his key works as site-specific projects for particular contexts and by re-evaluating them against the general run of Florentine artistic patronage in the 1440s. Acknowledging coeval public commissions and comparing them with Domenico Veneziano’s work will grant us not only additional purchase on the novelty of his public works within the cityscape, but also on what modernity meant for the Florentine audiences of the Quattrocento.