Cécile Fromont

Assistant Professor of Art History and the College
270 Cochrane-Woods Art Center

Image: Robert Kozloff/The University of Chicago


Affiliated with the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, and African Studies at the University of Chicago.

Research Interests

The relationship between artistic form and religious thought, the visual syntax of belief systems, cross-cultural translation by visual means, the role of art and architecture in the political history of the kingdom of Kongo and of the Portuguese colony of Angola, the role of Christian art and rituals in the experience of enslavement in colonial Brazil, the history of artistic encounters between Europeans and Africans, art and colonialism, visual epistemologies of late colonial Brazil.

Selected Publication

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Ph.D. History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University