Italy in a Global Context

The focus on Italy in a global context aims to recast our understanding of Italian early modern art and its fortune by focusing on artistic developments occurring outside of the Italian peninsula and its urban centers. In doing so, it challenges the paradigm of the centrality of artistic capitals and the subsequent reception of their breakthroughs in a subordinate periphery, proposing instead a pluralistic picture with a view to a global understanding. A particular point of focus of the section is Latin America and its idiosyncratic reinventions of the Baroque. It builds on previous research on the interactions between Rome and the Viceroyalty of Peru in the seventeenth century, as well as the Latin American actualization and renewal of German-language art theory and historiography in the twentieth century.

Italy in a Global Context

Prof. Dr. Tristan Weddigen

Fernando Loffredo, Ph.D.
(Postdoctoral Fellow)

Danielle Abdon Guimaraes, M.A.
(Doctoral Fellow)


“Everyone calls barbarism what does not agree with their own custom”. Europeans and Some of Their Barbarian Others
Research Seminar with Nicolás Kwiatkowski
April 24, 2018

Storia e sfide di una collezione d'arte nella megalopoli sudamericana: il Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP)
Research Seminar with Luciano Migliaccio
February 8, 2018

Mundos: Visual Culture and Post-Colonialism in Latin American Film
Undermining the Logic of War: Reflections on Paintings and Film of the Paraguayan War
Research Seminar with Javier Uriarte
March 9, 2018

Urban Mobility and Segregation in Early Modern Venice
Research Seminar with Rosa Salzberg and Saundra Weddle
May 29, 2018