BA (Nottingham), MSc, PhD (Edinburgh)
Luke Uglow is a lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Art with a focus on art historiography and the history of art history. His research is focused on the reception of Italian Renaissance Art, particularly responses to early sixteenth-century Venetian painting. He is interested generally in art historical methodology, but particularly connoisseurship. He has previously taught art history at the universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Manchester.
Luke is currently working on a book project, titled The New Giorgione: Studies of Art Historiography in the Nineteenth Century. This builds upon my AHRC funded doctoral thesis which discussed a shift in the historiography of the Venetian painter Giorgione (1474-1510) between the years 1871 and 1893. Examining the writing of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Joseph Archer Crowe, Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle, Walter Pater, Giovanni Morelli and Bernard Berenson, the analysis identifies a move away from traditional myths of the prototypical romantic artist-genius and towards the modern image of the painter as an ‘. This shift reflects and even determined intellectual developments in the theory and practice of art history during this period. Luke is also engaged in a project which examines the reception history of William Blake, building upon his previous research on twentieth-century art magazines such as The Connoisseur.
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