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Francesco Freddolini is Associate Professor of Art History and his teaching and research are focused on early modern art. His fields of specialty are the history of sculpture, the history of collecting and displaying art, and early modern global artistic interactions. His recent publications include the monograph Giovanni Baratta, 1670–1747. Scultura e Industria del Marmo tra la Toscana e le Corti d’Europa (Sculpture and Industry from Marmo to Tuscany and the Courts of Europe) (Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2013), contributions to Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550–1750, edited by Gail Feigenbaum with Francesco Freddolini (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2014), and the special section of the Journal of Art Historiography (2014) entitled “Inventories and Catalogues: Materials and Narrative Histories,” guest edited with Anne Helmreich.
Dr. Freddolini received a teaching award from the University of Regina in 2015 and has received research fellowships and grants from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Huntington Library, the Getty Research Institute, the Humanities Research Institute, University of Regina, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2013-2016, Insight Development Grant; 2018-2022, Insight Grant). Dr. Freddolini is currently pursuing a research project entitled “Regal Alterities: Imagining Exotic Rulers and Ambassadors in Early Modern Europe.”
Dr. Freddolini is Director of the Humanities Research Institute, University of Regina.
ARTH 100 - Introduction to Art History
ARTH 212 - Art and Identity in the Renaissance
ARTH 213 - Seventeenth-Century Art and Architecture
ARTH 290AD - Encounters: Material and Artistic Exchanges across Cultures
ARTH 290AH - Rome and Florence: The Cities of the Renaissance (Study Abroad Course)
ARTH 301 - Art Theory and Art Criticism
ARTH 302 - Collecting in Context
ARTH 313 - Visual Culture of the 16th and 17th Centuries
ARTH 490AI - Displaying Art in Public Institutions
Recent Grants and Awards
Teaching and Pedagogy:
- 2015-2016 University of Regina President’s Teaching and Learning Scholarship Grant. Project: “Bringing Studio Art and Art History Together: Exploring New Pedagogical Perspectives.” Principal Investigator, with Leesa Streifler and Sean Whalley, University of Regina, Co-investigators
- 2015 University of Regina Teaching Award of Recognition for New Faculty
- 2019 University of Pisa, Italy. Visiting Fellowship (May-July). Research Project: Regal Alterities: Imagining Exotic Rulers and Ambassadors in Early Modern Europe
- 2018-2022 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Grant. Research Project: Regal Alterities: Imagining Exotic Rulers and Ambassadors in
Early Modern Europe
- 2017-2018 University of Regina, Humanities Research Institute Research Fellowship. Research Project: Imagining the Exotic Ruler in Early Modern Europe
- 2017-2018 Luther College, University of Regina, President Research Fund Grant. Research Project: Regal Alterities: Imagining Exotic Rulers and Ambassadors in Early Modern Europe
- 2017 University of Regina, Pilot Tri-Agency Cohort Program Grant. Research Project: Imagining the Exotic Ruler in Early Modern Europe
- 2013-2016 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Development Grant. Research Project: Patronage, Images, and Courtiers’ Identity in Florence, c. 1587-1609
- 2015 Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Max-Planck-Institut), Drittmittelstipendiat (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), May 13-July 31. Research Project: Patronage, Images, and Courtiers’ Identity in Grand Ducal Florence
- 2013 Luther College, University of Regina, President Research Fund. Research Project: Patronage, Images, and Courtiers’ Identity in Florence, c. 1587-1609
- 2010-2012 Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA. Postdoctoral Fellowship. Member of the Getty Research Institute Project Team: The Display of Art in Roman Palaces, 1550-1750, directed by Gail Feigenbaum. Independent Research Project: Display of Art, Ambition and Identity at the Medici Court
Books and edited collections of essays:
Gail Feigenbaum with Francesco Freddolini, eds, Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550-1750 (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2014) ISBN: 978-16-0606-298-2
Guest Editor, Journal of Art Historiography (special section): Francesco Freddolini and Anne Helmreich, eds., Inventories and Catalogues: Material and Narrative Histories, special section of the Journal of Art Historiography 11 (December 2014), http://arthistoriography.wordpress.com, ISSN: 2042-4752 [eight essays]
Giovanni Baratta, 1670-1747. Scultura e Industria del Marmo tra la Toscana e le Corti d’Europa [Giovanni Baratta, 1670-1747. Sculpture and the Industry of Marble between Tuscany and the European Courts] (Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider, 2013) ISBN:978-88-8265-925-7
Giovanni Baratta e lo Studio del Baluardo. Scultura, Mercato del Marmo e Ascesa Sociale tra Sei e Settecento [Giovanni Baratta and the Baluardo Workshop. Sculpture, Marble Market and Social Ascent between Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century] (Pisa: Edizioni PLUS-Pisa University Press, 2010) ISBN: 978-88-8492-721-7
Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
“Storie di Marmi e di Famiglie: I Ritratti di Giulio e Francesco Maria Spinola,” in I monumenti di Giulio e Francesco Maria Spinola, ed. Farida Simonetti and Gianluca Zanelli (Genoa: Sagep, 2018), 163-181
“Denmark and the International Mobility of Sculpture, c. 1709-1723: Frederick IV and Giovanni Baratta,” in Sculpture and the Nordic Region, ed. Sara Ayres and Elettra Carbone (New York and London: Routledge, 2017), 55-70
“A Rediscovered Work by Domenico Pieratti: The Bust of of Louis Hesselin,” Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz 58, no. 3 (2016): 411-420
“Marketing Nineteenth-Century Italian Sculpture across the Atlantic: Artists, Dealers, and Auctioneers, ca. 1800-1840,” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 14, no. 1 (Spring 2015), http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org
[with Anne Helmreich] “Inventories, Catalogues and Art Historiography: Exploring Lists Against the Grain,” Journal of Art Historiography 11 (December 2014), http://arthistoriography.wordpress.com
“The Grand Dukes and their Inventories: Administering Possessions and Defining Value at the Medici Court,” Journal of Art Historiography 11 (December 2014), http://arthistoriography.wordpress.com
““La Belle Liaison de La Sculpture”: Sculpture and the Decorative Fabric of Architecture,” in Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550-1750, ed. Gail Feigenbaum with Francesco Freddolini (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2014), 191-202
[with Anne-Lise Desmas] “Sculpture in the Palace: Narratives of Comparison, Legacy and Unity,” in Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550-1750, ed. Gail Feigenbaum with Francesco Freddolini (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2014), 267-282
“Allestimenti e strategie narrative: collezioni e descrizioni a Firenze e Roma tra Cinque e Seicento,” in Inventari e Cataloghi: Collezionismo e Stili di Vita negli Stati Italiani di Antico Regime, ed. Cinzia M. Sicca (Pisa: Pisa University Press, 2014), 45-62