March 7, 2014, 5:00 P.M.
Sponsored by the John S. Jemison Fund and the Department of Art and Art History
Professor Jeanette Kohl will present a the keynote lecture entitled Serial Patricians. Authenticity and Duplication in Renaissance Portraiture. Professor Kohl is the keynote speaker for the 2014 Department of Art & Art History Master of Arts Symposium.
Jeanette Kohl is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on image concepts of the Italian Renaissance, on portraiture and representations of the human body, on sculpture and materiality, and on issues of methodology and perception. She earned her PhD from the University of Trier/Germany in 2001, and was a Postdoc Fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institute in Florence (2001-2004).
Professor Kohl’s ongoing research activities include collaborations with the Center for Cultural and Literary Studies in Berlin, ZFL (on the Cultural History of Face and Skull), the Huntington Library in San Marino (a conference on Early Modern Medical Illustrations), and the conference project “Wegsehen/Übersehen/Versehen” on phenomena of ‘non-agency’ in Renaissance and Baroque Art (with Nicola Suthor, FU Berlin). She is also co-organizer of F.A.C.E.S. Faces, Art, and Computerized Evaluation Systems, an interdisciplinary research project funded by two NEH grants (with Prof. Conrad Rudolph, PI, 2011-14). She writes as an art critic for several German newspapers.