Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Renaissance and Baroque art.
Jonathan 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.
Author of Poussin and the Poetics of Painting: Pictorial Narrative and the Legacy of Tasso (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and some half dozen articles on Nicolas Poussin, he is completing a monograph on the painter for Phaidon press, as well as a short book on his painting of the Ordination for the Kimbell Masterpieces series (Yale University Press). His current research encompasses studies on Caravaggio, Bernini, 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. His scholarship has appeared in many venues, including the Art Bulletin, Burlington Magazine, Master Drawings, Arion, Histoire de l’Art, as well as various scholarly anthologies. Grants from the Clark Art Institute, the Getty Research Institute, the Mellon foundation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Fulbright commission have supported his work. During 2008-2009, he was the Samuel H. Kress senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art.
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.
Columbia University, Ph.D.
Columbia University, M.Phil.
Columbia University, M.A.
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)
|ENG||183b||Gods and Humans in the Renaissance|
|FA||17a||History of Art I: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages|
|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||48a||Baroque in Italy and Spain|
|FA||149a||The Age of Rubens and Rembrandt|
|FA||191b||Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art|