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Farago, Claire

Professor Emerita/Emeritus


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  • Prof. Farago's research is focused on the intellectual history of modern ideas of art viewed cross-culturally. Farago has published widely on art theory and historiography and is a specialist on the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci. The author of fourteen books and edited volumes, her main areas of interest are in Renaissance art theory, cultural exchange between Europe and the rest of the world, processes of globalization, critical historiography of the discipline, the materiality of the sacred, the history of style, museums and collecting practices, and the reception of art and ideas about art.


  • Renaissance art and art theory, Leonardo da Vinci's writings, cross-cultural studies of Early Modern period, Latin American art, Mediterranean studies, historiography and critical theory of art history, science studies



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