Awardee Database

Awardees

Mauro Mussolin

Through his research project entitled Michelangelo and Paper as Palimpsest, Mauro Mussolin, professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and New York University Florence, investigated the sources of Michelangelo’s graphic work as well as the lifecycle and uses of paper in the studios of Italian Renaissance artists. Arguing that Michelangelo’s use of paper was indissolubly linked to the genesis of his ideas, he has used ultra-violet light and digital photography to reveal previously unknown sketches executed in stylus, which are invisible in conventional reproductions.

´╗┐Ginette Vagenheim

Ginette Vagenheim, of the University of Rouen, used the the Italian Architectural Drawings Photograph Collection to investigate Polidoro da Caravaggio’s influence on the Pirro Ligorio’s early drawings, focusing on the motif of landscapes.

Mauro Mussolin

Mauro Mussolin, Professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and New York University Florence, conducted a research project at CASVA entitled Michelangelo and Paper as Palimpsest. In his book, Mussolin seeks to investigate both the sources of Michelangelo’s graphic work, and the lifecycle and uses of paper in the studios of Italian Renaissance artists. Arguing that Michelangelo’s use of paper was indissolubly linked to the genesis of his ideas, he has used ultra-violet light and digital photography to reveal previously unknown sketches executed in stylus, which are invisible in conventional reproductions.

Lucia Simonato

Lucia Simonato (Asst. Prof. at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) was in residence for two months at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. A Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow at the Gallery, she explored the Italian Architectural Drawings Photograph Collection for her project on Literary Description and Visual Experience of the Vatican Palace in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

J. Nicholas Napoli

Research project on “Trust, Industry, and Justice” at the Certosa di San Martino, a unique historic monument in Naples, to be conducted in the Italian Architectural Drawings and Photograph Collection at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts of the National Gallery.

Margaret Haines

Research in the Italian Architectural Drawings and Photographic Collection to further work on a digital archive of documents being developed in Florence on the building of Brunelleschi’s cupola for Santa Maria del Fiore.

Cammy Brothers

Research on Giuliano da Sangallo and the ruins of Rome, conducted in the Italian Architectural Drawings and Photographic Collection at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. The time required for this project was facilitated for Professor Brothers, of the University of Virginia, by a residence at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington.

Daniela Lamberini

Research on the sixteenth-century military architect Giovan Battista Belluzzi, who worked for the de Medici in Florence and on the island of Elba, conducted at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. While in Washington Lamberini, of the University of Florence, also consulted a unique 17th-century manuscript held by the US Library of Congress and worked with the US Army archives on the postwar restoration of stolen art treasures to Italy.

*The Prix Coindreau Prize, The Jeanne Varnay Pleasants Prize for Language Teaching, and the CASVA-Henry & Judith Millon Award are currently inactive.