RAVE: Kirk Nickel
Kirk Nickel (scholar and curator of Renaissance art) will present a paper entitled "Moses and the Limits of Papal Vision: The Case for Conciliarism as Pictured in Renaissance Brescia." Christine Zapella (Ph.D. Candidate, Art History) will offer a response.
Kirk Nickel is a scholar and curator, whose research often focuses on Renaissance painting in northern Italy, though his curatorial projects have addressed a wide range of objects, from engraved ornament prints to Flemish portraits. Recently, he was Assistant Curator of European Paintings at the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, where he co-organized the international exhibition Early Rubens in 2019. He holds a Ph.D. in History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania.
Christine Zappella is the Blanton Fellow of European Art at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, where she maintains the permanent collection and is working on several special exhibitions of early-modern painting and sculpture. Christine has held curatorial fellowships and internships at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Frick Collection, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Christine is a doctoral candidate in the department of Art History at the University of Chicago and holds MAs in Art History from both the University of Chicago and CUNY Hunter College. Her dissertation, “Monochrome Painting and the Corpo della Compagnia in Andrea del Sarto’s Cloister of the Scalzo” reconsiders methods for understanding the transhistorical aesthetic encounter while advancing claims about early-modern epistemologies of color, images, and the built environment. Before returning to art history, Christine spent six years as a New York City Teaching Fellow and 8th-grade math teacher in New York City, where she served one of America’s most at-risk communities while earning an MS in Teaching (Math Concentration) at Pace University.
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Image: Moretto da Brescia (c.1495-1554), Moses before the Burning Bush, c.1525, Fresco, detached and mounted on canvas 340 x 235 cm Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Brescia