Jodi Cranston

Director; Graduate Studies, Professor; Renaissance Art

  • Title Director; Graduate Studies,
    Professor; Renaissance Art
  • Office 725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 302B
  • Phone (617) 353-3243
  • Education B.A., Yale University, M.A., Columbia University, M.Phil, Columbia University, Ph.D., Columbia University

Professor Jodi Cranston received her B.A. in Renaissance Studies from Yale University and her Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. She is the author of two books, The Poetics of Portraiture in the Renaissance (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and The Muddied Mirror: Materiality and Facture in Titian’s Later Paintings (Penn State University Press, 2010); editor and contributor to Venetian Painting Matters, 1450-1750 (Brepols, 2015); and has contributed several articles to interdisciplinary Renaissance publications. She was the recipient of a Charles Ryskamp Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (2004-5), of a Renaissance Society of America Research Grant (2015), and of the Jeffrey Henderson Senior Fellowship from the BU Center for the Humanities (2013-4). An active participant in international scholarly conferences in art history and Renaissance studies, Professor Cranston is the author of the forthcoming book, The Green Worlds of Renaissance Venice, which will be published by Penn State University Press in 2019 with the assistance of a Millard Meiss Grant from the College Art Association. She recently launched two digital mapping projects, one,Mapping Titian, which visualizes the provenance of Titian’s pictures from the 16th century to the present day and another, Mapping Paintings, which allows users to map any artwork. She received a Digital Art History Grant from the Kress Foundation to develop both applications.

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