Baylor University professor to present lecture on the Renaissance and Japanese art
The Center for East Asian Studies and the Center for International Studies will present "Kuniyoshi's Faces: Ukiyo-e and the Renaissance," a presentation by Piergiacomo Petrioli, at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, in Viking Union Room 552.
Petrioli is an expert in medieval and Renaissance art and 19th-century American and English criticism of Italian Renaissance.
Currently a visiting scholar at Baylor University, Petrioli is exploring the existence of crucial links between Renaissance Tuscan aesthetics and pre-modern Japanese art.
Petrioli holds a doctorate in art history from the University of Turin, Italy. He has taught at the University of Florence and for a number of American academic programs in Italy, including Dartmouth College, UCLA, University of Oregon and our own Western Washington University Tuscan Summer program.