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Andrew Graciano

Title: Professor of Art History
Associate Director of SVAD, Graduate Director
School of Visual Art and Design
Phone: 803-777-6631
Office: McMaster, 316
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Andrew Graciano


PhD, University of Virginia, 2002


I am particularly interested in the relationships among art, science, economics and politics in the Age of Enlightenment in Europe. It is for this reason that the scope of my research goes beyond that of traditional art history and incorporates other histories, including especially those of medicine and natural philosophy (science in its broadest sense). The interdisciplinary methodology of my research reflects my academic up-bringing, having worked closely with Professor Christopher Johns (Vanderbilt, Art History) and Professor Karen Parshall (UVA, History and Mathematics).


ARTH 327 Eighteenth-Century European Art
ARTH 330 Nineteenth-Century European Art
500/700-level 18th/19th C. seminar topics: Art and Science; Women and the Arts; Art and Ideas; Art and Anatomy; Landscape and National Identity; Art and Politics; Portraiture.

Work in Progress and Recent Publications

Models, Modelling: The Body in Art, Anatomy & Medicine, since c.1800 (edited volume in preparation, 2016-2017, expected publication in 2018-2019).
“Between Francophilia and Dutch Sovereignty: The Politics of Skin and Bones in Adriaan de Lelie’s Anatomy Lesson of Andreas Bonn (1792) and Beyond,” in Andrew Graciano, ed. Models, Modelling: The Body in Art, Anatomy and Medicine since c. 1800 (in preparation).
“Anatomy in the Drawing Room at Felix Meritis,” (manuscript submitted March 2017).
“Re-identifying a Sitter and Attributing a Portrait to Adriaan de Lelie at the National Portrait Gallery, London,” (manuscript under review, 2017).
Organizer of ‘Art, Anatomy and Medicine since 1700’—an international symposium hosted at the Columbia Museum of Art and funded by a Provost’s Humanities Grant, March 31-April 1, 2016.
“Pride, Anger, Humor and Sympathy in the Correspondence of Joseph Wright of Derby,” in Facts and Feelings: Retracing Emotions of Artists, 1600-1800, eds. Katlijne van der Stighelen and Hannelore Magnus (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2015): pp. 40-50.
Exhibiting Outside the Academy, Salon and Biennial, 1775-1999: Alternative Venues for Display (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015).
“Observation, Imitation and Emulation in An Academy by Lamplight by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-97),” British Art Journal (XIV: 3, 2013): pp. 36-41.



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