Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 211
DegreesColumbia University, Ph.D.
Columbia University, M.Phil.
Columbia University, M.A.
ExpertiseRenaissance and Baroque art
ProfileJonathan Unglaub (BA, University of Michigan, MA, M Phil, Ph.D., Columbia) is Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Brandeis University. He has taught previously at Columbia and Washington University in St. Louis. At Brandies since 2001, Unglaub teaches courses on the Art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods throughout Europe, with an emphasis on Italy.
A primary area of research focus has been the art and larger literary culture of Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), the founder of French Classicism, who worked in Rome. His scholarship on the painter encompasses two books: Poussin and the Poetics of Painting: Pictorial Narrative and the Legacy of Tasso (Cambridge University Press, 2006; paperback 2014) and Poussin's Sacrament of Ordination: History Faith and the Sacred Landscape (Yale University Press, 2013), as well as some half dozen published studies. He is completing a monograph on the painter for Phaidon press.
Beyond Poussin, Unglaub's current research ranges across the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Italy, and includes studies on Caravaggio, Bernini, Sebastiano del Piombo, and Venetian Renaissance pastoral painting, as well as a book project on pictorial transitivity and Marian corporeality in Raphael's Sistine Madonna and other Renaissance images of the Incarnation. Other articles have addressed Giorgione's Concert Champêtre and the historical dimension of pastoral poetry in the Renaissance, the cutthroat patronage of Giovanni Battista Manzini in seventeenth-century Bologna, and a rediscovered portrait of Bernardo Accolti, attributed to Andrea Del Sarto, which confirms this once-celebrated poet's prominence in Raphael's Parnassus in the Vatican.
His scholarship and reviews have appeared in many venues, including the Art Bulletin, Burlington Magazine, Master Drawings, Arion, caareviews, Histoire de l’Art, as well as chapters in various scholarly anthologies.
|ENG||183b||Gods and Humans in the Renaissance|
|FA||30b||History of Art II: From the Renaissance to the Modern Age|
|FA||45b||Art of the Early Renaissance in Italy|
|FA||46b||High and Late Renaissance in Italy|
|FA||47b||Renaissance Art in Northern Europe|
|FA||60a||Baroque in Italy and Spain|
|FA||149a||The Age of Rubens and Rembrandt|
|FA||191b||Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art|
Awards and Honors
Membership, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, School of Historical Studies (offered and declined) (2008)
Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (2008)
Fellow, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (2005)
J. Paul Getty Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001 - 2002)
Lemmerman Foundation research grant (2000 - 2001)
Andrew Mellon Fellow, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1998 - 1999)
Fulbright Pre-doctoral Grant, Rome Italy (1995 - 1997)
Jacob Javits Fellowship, U.S. department of Eductaion, at Columbia University (1992)
Phi Beta Kappa and James B. Angell Scholar, University of Michigan (1991)
Unglaub, Jonathan W. "A Proposal for the Concert Champêtre: Sebastiano?." Venetian Painting Matters. Ed. Jodi Cranston. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2014. 35-56.
Unglaub, Jonathan W. "Caravaggio and the ‘Truth in Pointing’." Caravaggio: Reflections and Refractions. Ed. David Stone and Lorenzo Pericolo. Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate, 2014. 149-175.
Unglaub, Jonathan W. Poussin’s Sacrament of Ordination: History, Faith, and the Sacred Landscape. New Haven and London: Yale University Press (Kimbell Masterpieces Series), 2013.
Unglaub, Jonathan W. "Poussin, Ut pictura poesis, and Corporeal Poetics." Revue Histoire de l’Art 69. (2011).
Unglaub, Jonathan W.. "Poussin and Rospigliosi: Originals, Copies, and Modes." Novità. Neuheitskonzepte in den Bildkünsten um 1600,. Ed. Ulrich Pfisterer and Gabriel Wimböck. Berlin: Diaphanes, 2011. 385-404.
Unglaub, Jonathan W.. "Book Review." Rev. of Titian Remade: Repetition and the Transformation of Early Modern Italian Art, by Maria H. Loh. Art Bulletin vol. XCII 2010: 107-110.
Unglaub, Jonathan W. "La femme en péril,." Titien, Tintoret, Veronese,: Rivalités à Venise. Ed. Vincent Delieuvin and Jean Habert, exh. cat. Paris, Musée du Louvre,. Paris: Hazan / Musée du Louvre éditions, 2009. 318-327.
Unglaub, Jonathan W. "Women in Peril." Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice. Ed. Frederick Ilchman. Exh. cat., Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2009. 229-35.
Unglaub, Jonathan W. "A New Drawing for the Engraving of St. Jerome by Agostino Carracci." Master Drawings XLV. n. 2 (2007): 211-22.
Unglaub, Jonathan. "Bernardo Accolti, Raphael's Parnassus and a New Portrait by Andrea Del Sarto." Burlington Magazine CXLIX. (2007): 14-22.
Unglaub, Jonathan. "The Concert Champêtre and the Poetics of Dispossession." Pastoral and the Humanities: Arcadia Re-inscribed. Ed. Mathilde Skoie and Sonia Bjornstad-Velasquez. Exeter, UK: Bristol Phoenix Press, 2006. 126-145.
Unglaub, Jonathan. Poussin and the Poetics of Painting: Pictorial Narrative and the Legacy of Tasso. New York and Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Unglaub, Jonathan W. "Poussin's Reflection." Art Bulletin LXXXVI. (2004): 505-28.
Unglaub, Jonathan W. "Poussin's Esther before Ahaseurus: Beauty, Majesty, Bondage." Art Bulletin LXXXV. (2003): 114-36.
Unglaub, Jonathan W. "Fifteen Scholarly Entries for the Exhibition Catalogue." Icons or Portraits: Images of Jesus and Mary Across Ten Centures. A Selection from the Private Collection of Michael Hall, New York, Gallery at the American Bible. Ed. Avery, Charles Heller, Ena et al.., 2002
Unglaub, Jonathan W. "Poussin's Purloined Letter." Burlington Magazine CXLII. (2000): 35-9.
Unglaub, Jonathan. "Bolognese Painting and Barberini Aspirations: Giovanni Battista Manzini in the Archivio Dal Pozzo." Atti e memorie dell Accademia Clementina XXXVIII-IX. (1999): 31-75.
Unglaub, Jonathan. "The Concert Champêtre: The Crises of History and the Limits of Pastoral." Arion n.s. V. (1997): 46-96.