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CAGLIOTI Francesco

CAGLIOTI Francesco
Professore Ordinario
STORIA DELL'ARTE MEDIEVALE (SSD: L-ART/01)
050 509223, 050 509223
Palazzo della Carovana, quarto piano, stanza 112

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Born in Sambiase now Lamezia Terme (Catanzaro) in 1964. A-Level at the “Liceo Classico” of Lamezia Terme in 1982. Degree in History of Art from the University of Naples “Federico II”, Faculty of Humanities, in 1987 (thesis on Mino da Fiesole, supervisor Giovanni Previtali). Ph.D. in History of Art at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa from 1988 to 1991 (dissertation on XVth Century Florentine sculpture in Rome, supervisor Paola Barocchi). Annual grant from the Accademia Nazionale della Crusca (Florence) in 1992. Permanent post as Researcher (Assistant Professor) in History of Art at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa from March 1994 to October 2001. Associate Professor in History of Art at the University of Naples “Federico II” from November 2001 to October 2006. Full professor at the University of Naples “Federico II” (Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical Art) from November 2006 to February 2019. Full professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Art of the Middle Ages) from March 2019.

Main research topics: sculpture, patronage, collecting, art literature of the Italian Trecento, Quattrocento and Cinquecento (especially in Florence and Tuscany, Bologna, Milan, Venice and Padua, Rome, Naples and South Italy). Discoverings and publications of works of art, literary and archival sources, mainly by or on Arnolfo di Cambio, Giotto, Giovanni di Balduccio, Andrea Orcagna, Donatello, Filippo Brunelleschi, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Jacopo della Quercia, Paolo Uccello, Luca della Robbia, Michelozzo, Maso di Bartolomeo, Filarete, Leon Battista Alberti, Bernardo and Antonio Rossellino, Agostino di Duccio, Desiderio da Settignano, Mino da Fiesole, Domenico Rosselli, Andrea del Verrocchio, Leonardo da Vinci, Benedetto da Maiano, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Bertoldo di Giovanni, Bernardo Cennini, Pasquino da Montepulciano, the “Master of the Marble Madonnas” (Gregorio di Lorenzo), Michele di Luca Marini da Fiesole, il Vecchietta, Neroccio, Andrea Guardi, Leonardo Riccomanni, Matteo Civitali, Domenico Gagini, Isaia da Pisa, Paolo Romano, Andrea dall’Aquila, the “Master of Pius II”, Matteo del Pollaiolo, Andrea Bregno, Giovanni Dalmata, Jacopo della Pila, Tommaso Malvito, Guido Mazzoni, Giancristoforo Romano, Giuliano da Sangallo, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raffaello Sanzio, Andrea Sansovino, Leonardo del Tasso, Pietro Torrigiani, Benedetto da Rovezzano, Giovanfrancesco Rustici, Alonso Berruguete, “Cicilia” fiesolano, Lorenzetto, Tullio Lombardo, Matteo Pellizzone da Milano (Matteo Lombardo), Cesare Quaranta, Girolamo Santacroce, Antonello Gagini, Antonello Fleri, Giovambattista and Giovandomenico Mazzolo, Giovann’Angelo Montorsoli, Pierino da Vinci, Giorgio Vasari, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Niccolò Longhi da Viggiù, Guglielmo della Porta, Giovanni Caccini, Felice Palma, Giovanfrancesco Susini.

Beginning from 1986, he has published more than 250 papers, most of which in collections of essays by various authors and in journals such as “Prospettiva”, “Bollettino d’arte del Ministero dei Beni Culturali”, “Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz”, “Bulletin de l’Association des Historiens de l’Art Italien”, “Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa”, “Dialoghi di Storia dell’arte”, “La revue du Louvre et des Musées de France”, “OPD restauro”, “Studies in the History of Art”. His major work is Donatello e i Medici. Storia del David e della Giuditta, in two volumes (Florence, Leo S. Olschki editore, 2000).

Since 1998 he has been a member of the editorial staff of the Italian journal “Prospettiva. Rivista di storia dell’arte antica e moderna”; and since 2010 a member of the editorial staff of the French journal “Perspective. La revue de l’INHA / Période moderne”. Since 2004 he has been on the International Advisory Board of the Slovenian journal “Zbornik za Umetnostno Zgodovino / Archives d’histoire de l’art / Art History Journal” (University of Ljubljana). In 2001 he entered the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno of Florence and was nominated as a member of the Directorial Board of the Associazione degli Amici del Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Florence), and in 2004 as a member of the Directorial Board of the Fondazione “Memofonte” (Florence). Since 2011 he has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Dizionario biografico degli italiani (Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana fondata da Giovanni Treccani, Rome). In July 2012 he joined the Advisory Board of the Fondazione “Federico Zeri” (Università di Bologna), in Juanaury 2016 the Scientific Board of the Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Florence), and in June 2017 the Administrative Board of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Florence).

Conferences, colloquia or lectures at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (Munich), the Staatliche Museen in Berlin (Bode-Museum), the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Rome), the Musée du Louvre (Paris), the National Gallery of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art (London), the Warburg Institute (London), the Museo Nacional del Prado (Madrid), the Center for Advanced Studies in the History of Art (CASVA) of the National Gallery of Art (Washington), the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Harvard University (Villa I Tatti, Settignano), the Johns Hopkins University (Villa Spelman, Florence), the Nederlands Interuniversitair Kunsthistorisch Instituut in Florence, the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, the Universidad de Jaén, the University of Ljubljana, the Académie de France (Villa Medici) in Rome, the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome), the American Academy in Rome, the British School at Rome, the Hungarian Academy in Rome, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Paris, the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, the Universities of Turin, Milan, Trent, Bologna (“Federico Zeri” Foundation), Florence, Pisa, Siena, Perugia, Rome (“Sapienza”), Naples, Lecce, Reggio Calabria, Catania (Scuola Superiore), and Messina, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, the IUAV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura, Venice), the Pontificia Università Gregoriana (Rome), the Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Florence), the Galleria degli Uffizi of Florence, the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence), l’Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Florence), the Museo Civico of Pistoia, the Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e del Paesaggio e per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico of Lucca and Massa Carrara, the Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi in Lucca, the Pinacoteca Nazionale of Bologna, the Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan), the Museo Poldi Pezzoli (Milan), the Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano (FAI) in Milan and in Rome, the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, the Galleria “Giorgio Franchetti” alla Ca’ d’Oro (Venice), the Museo di Palazzo Grimani (Venice), the Civici Musei di Castelvecchio (Verona), the Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia (Rome), the Accademia “G. B. Cignaroli” in Verona, the Accademia Galileiana di Scienze Lettere ed Arti in Padua, the Circolo Letterario in Split, the Biblioteca Comunale dell’Archiginnasio (Bologna), the Biblioteca Classense (Ravenna), the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento (Palazzo Strozzi, Florence), the “Roberto Longhi” Foundation (Florence), the “Amici dei Musei” of Florence, the “Piero della Francesca” Foundation (Borgo Sansepolcro), la Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati (Siena), the “Napoli Novantanove” Foundation (Naples), the Biblioteca Nazionale in Naples, the Accademia Pontaniana in Naples, the Società Napoletana di Storia Patria, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples, the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples, the Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici di Salerno e Avellino.