Senior Lecturer and Head
History of Art
5 Perrott Avenue, University College, Cork, Ireland

T: +353 21 490 3948
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I have taught at University College Cork since 2001, having previously worked in Scotland for the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. I moved to Ireland to set up the new subject area of Art History in UCC and was heavily involved in designing the university's undergraduate programmes in the discipline. In 2003 I was appointed interim head of unit, followed by a promotion to a senior lectureship in 2007, from which year I took on the headship duties on a full-time basis.

Educated both in Italy (at the universities of Florence and Rome) and Scotland, I completed an MA (1991) and PhD (1997) at the University of Glasgow. My doctoral research examined the social and political contexts of Lucchese painting between 1369 and 1430; it was mostly carried out in Tuscany. In 1993 I attended the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, as the recipient of an Italian government research grant whilst undertaking fieldwork in the state and ecclesiastical archives of Lucca and Florence.

I teach and write about Italian art and architecture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. My research has particularly focused upon the artistic culture of Tuscany in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

Research Interests

My primary concerns are with the artistic culture of fourteenth- and early fifteenth-century Tuscany -- the city-states of Lucca, Pisa, Prato, and Pistoia above all -- and the particular social and political circumstances in which the art of the period was created and received. In general, my research and publications have addressed such questions as civic religion, political identification, the cult of the saints, centre and periphery, and patronage through careful archival and contextual work.
New and emerging areas of scholarly investigation include: the connections between Emilian and Tuscan painting in the late Middle Ages; the historiography of Bolognese art; and the Irish in Italy in the age of the Grand Tour.

Books

YearPublication
(2013)Lippo di Dalmasio. «Assai valente pittore».
Boggi, Flavio, & Robert Gibbs (2013) Lippo di Dalmasio. «Assai valente pittore». Bologna: Bononia University Press. Globe icon [Details]
(2010)The Life and Career of Lippo di Dalmasio, a Bolognese Painter of the Late Fourteenth Century.
Boggi, Flavio, & Robert Gibbs (2010) The Life and Career of Lippo di Dalmasio, a Bolognese Painter of the Late Fourteenth Century. Lewiston, New York: Mellen. Globe icon [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2011)'John Hogan's busts for Bantry, and Viscount and Lady Berehaven's tour of Rome in 1842-43'
Boggi, Flavio (2011) 'John Hogan's busts for Bantry, and Viscount and Lady Berehaven's tour of Rome in 1842-43'. The Burlington Magazine, 153 (1304):734-737 [Details]
(2011)'Lucca in the Middle Ages'
Boggi, Flavio (2011) 'Lucca in the Middle Ages'. The Burlington Magazine, 153 (1295):132-134 [Details]
(2008)'The Maestà of the Palazzo Comunale in Pistoia: Civic Art and Marian Devotion in the Pistoiese Commune of the Fourteenth Century'
Boggi, Flavio (2008) 'The Maestà of the Palazzo Comunale in Pistoia: Civic Art and Marian Devotion in the Pistoiese Commune of the Fourteenth Century'. Mitteilungen Des Kunsthistorischen Institutes In Florenz, 51 (2007) (1/2):251-266 Globe icon [Details]
(2005)'Matteo Civitali e il suo tempo: pittori, scultori e orafi a Lucca nel tardo Quattrocento'
Boggi, Flavio (2005) 'Matteo Civitali e il suo tempo: pittori, scultori e orafi a Lucca nel tardo Quattrocento'. Renaissance Studies, 19 (3):394-400 [Details]
(2002)'Designs by Giovanni Vambré il Giovane for a reliquary casket for S. Frediano in Lucca'
Boggi, Flavio (2002) 'Designs by Giovanni Vambré il Giovane for a reliquary casket for S. Frediano in Lucca'. The Burlington Magazine, 144 (1191):352-353 [Details]
(1999)'Painting in Lucca from the Libertà to the signoria of Paolo Guinigi: Observations, proposals and new documents'
Boggi, Flavio (1999) 'Painting in Lucca from the Libertà to the signoria of Paolo Guinigi: Observations, proposals and new documents'. Arte cristiana, 87 (791):105-116 [Details]
(1998)'Sumptuosa tabula picta: pittori a Lucca tra Gotico e Rinascimento'
Boggi, Flavio (1998) 'Sumptuosa tabula picta: pittori a Lucca tra Gotico e Rinascimento'. Renaissance Studies, 12 (4):564-573 [Details]
(1997)'Recent research on Lucchese painting'
Boggi, Flavio (1997) 'Recent research on Lucchese painting'. Arte cristiana, 85 (780):167-172 [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2014)'Lippo di Dalmasio', 'Lorenzo di Bicci', 'Lorenzo di Niccolò'
Boggi, Flavio (2014) 'Lippo di Dalmasio', 'Lorenzo di Bicci', 'Lorenzo di Niccolò' In: Beyer, Andreas / Savoy, Bénédicte / Tegethoff, Wolf (eds). Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (AKL). Die Bildenden Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker. Band 85. Berlin: De Gruyter. [Details]
(2012)'Lippo di Dalmasio, the Madonna of Humility and Painting in Pistoia in the Late Trecento'
Boggi, Flavio (2012) 'Lippo di Dalmasio, the Madonna of Humility and Painting in Pistoia in the Late Trecento' In: Anderson, Emily Jane / Farquhar, Jill / Richards, John (eds). Visible Exports / Imports: New Research on Medieval and Renaissance European Art and Culture. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Globe icon [Details]
(2011)'Lippo di Dalmasio e la Madonna del Padiglione in S. Domenico a Pistoia'
Boggi, Flavio, & Robert Gibbs (2011) 'Lippo di Dalmasio e la Madonna del Padiglione in S. Domenico a Pistoia' In: Coco, Alberto / Cortesi, Alessandro (eds). Tracce di arte e di spiritualità in San Domenico di Pistoia. Florence: Nerbini. Globe icon [Details]
(2010)'Art Manuals'
Boggi, Flavio (2010) 'Art Manuals' In: Classen, Albrecht (eds). Handbook of Medieval Studies: Terms - Methods - Trends. Berlin: De Gruyter. [Details]
(1994)'Miniatore toscano', 'Scultore fiorentino', and 'Scultore dell'Italia settentrionale'
Boggi, Flavio (1994) 'Miniatore toscano', 'Scultore fiorentino', and 'Scultore dell'Italia settentrionale' In: Bellesi, Sandro (eds). Mostra dedicata all'effigie di San Giovanni Battista. Florence: Polistampa. Globe icon [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2013)Pittori a Lucca al tempo di Paolo Guinigi. Battista di Gerio in San Quirico all'Olivo.
Boggi, Flavio (2013) Pittori a Lucca al tempo di Paolo Guinigi. Battista di Gerio in San Quirico all'Olivo. The Burlington Magazine, 155 (1325):555-56: Book Reviews [Details]
(2013)Jan van Eyck alla conquista della rosa. Il Matrimonio 'Arnolfini' della National Gallery di Londra. Soluzione di un enigma.
Boggi, Flavio (2013) Jan van Eyck alla conquista della rosa. Il Matrimonio 'Arnolfini' della National Gallery di Londra. Soluzione di un enigma. Fifteenth-Century Studies, 38:275-76: Book Reviews Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'Lucca e Paolo Guinigi, 1400-1430: La costruzione di una corte rinascimentale; città, architettura, arte'.
Boggi, Flavio (2012) 'Lucca e Paolo Guinigi, 1400-1430: La costruzione di una corte rinascimentale; città, architettura, arte'. Fifteenth-Century Studies, 37:225-27: Book Reviews Globe icon [Details]
(2010)'Prato: Architecture, Piety, and Political Identity in a Tuscan City-State'.
Boggi, Flavio (2010) 'Prato: Architecture, Piety, and Political Identity in a Tuscan City-State'. The Burlington Magazine, 152 (1284):184-85: Book Reviews [Details]
(2009)'The Power of Images, the Images of Power. Lucca as an Imperial City: Political Iconography'.
Boggi, Flavio (2009) 'The Power of Images, the Images of Power. Lucca as an Imperial City: Political Iconography'. The Burlington Magazine, 151 (1279):700-01: Book Reviews [Details]
(2004)'Sumptuosa tabula picta: Pittori a Lucca tra gotico e rinascimento'.
Boggi, Flavio (2004) 'Sumptuosa tabula picta: Pittori a Lucca tra gotico e rinascimento'. Fifteenth-Century Studies, 29:228-30: Book Reviews [Details]
(2003)'Lucca città d'arte e i suoi archivi: Opere d'arte e testimonianze documentarie dal Medioevo al Novecento'.
Boggi, Flavio (2003) 'Lucca città d'arte e i suoi archivi: Opere d'arte e testimonianze documentarie dal Medioevo al Novecento'. The Burlington Magazine, 145:863-64: Book Reviews [Details]
(2001)'Ilaria del Carretto e il suo monumento: La donna nell'arte, la cultura e la società del '400'.
Boggi, Flavio (2001) 'Ilaria del Carretto e il suo monumento: La donna nell'arte, la cultura e la società del '400'. Fifteenth-Century Studies, 26:271-73: Book Reviews [Details]
(1999)'Ilaria del Carretto e il suo monumento: La donna nell'arte, la cultura e la società del '400'.
Boggi, Flavio (1999) 'Ilaria del Carretto e il suo monumento: La donna nell'arte, la cultura e la società del '400'. The Burlington Magazine, 141:121: Book Reviews [Details]
(1999)'Cesare Dandini'.
Boggi, Flavio (1999) 'Cesare Dandini'. The Burlington Magazine, 141:119: Book Reviews [Details]
(1998)'I codici di Cesare e Giacomo Lucchesini: Un esempio di raffinato collezionismo tra '700 e '800'.
Boggi, Flavio (1998) 'I codici di Cesare e Giacomo Lucchesini: Un esempio di raffinato collezionismo tra '700 e '800'. Journal of the History of Collections, 10 (1):114: Book Reviews [Details]
(1997)'Il Palazzo Mansi di Lucca'.
Boggi, Flavio (1997) 'Il Palazzo Mansi di Lucca'. The Burlington Magazine, 139:411-12: Book Reviews [Details]
(1996)'La pittura a Lucca nel primo Seicento'.
Boggi, Flavio (1996) 'La pittura a Lucca nel primo Seicento'. The Burlington Magazine, 138(1115):141: Book Reviews [Details]

Encyclopedia Entries

YearPublication
(2010)37 entries: 'Albergatti, Niccolò' (1:27); 'Angelo Clareno' (1:58); 'Arditi, Andrea' (1:127); 'Art, Dominican' (1:143-44); 'Artist' (1:191); 'Avanzo, Jacopo' (1:211); 'Baerze, Jacques de' (1:218); 'Bartholomew of Pisa' (1:230); 'Beccadelli' (1:242); 'Bonanno Pisano' (1:278); 'Bracciolini, Poggio' (1:286); 'Bruni d'Arezzo' (1:297); 'Calimala' (1:326); 'Colombini, Giovanni' (2:419); 'Colour' (2:421-22); 'Diptych' (2:504); 'Drawings and Model Books' (2:515); 'Giovanni de' Grassi' (2:723); 'Konrad of Soest' (3:938); 'Landini, Francesco' (3:947); 'Luca di Tommè' (3:1054); 'Lucca' (3:1054-55); 'Malouel, Jean' (3:1073); 'Master of the St George Codex' (3:1100); 'Mirabilia urbis Romae' (3:1149); 'Missorium' (3:1152); 'Paolo di Giovanni Fei' (3:1251); 'Perotti, Niccolò' (3:1281); 'Perugia' (3:1283); 'Pisano, Giunta' (3:1313); 'Poliziano' (3:1328); 'Roberto d'Oderisio' (4:1416); 'Salutati, Coluccio' (4:1457-58); 'Shroud of Turin' (4:1533); 'Spinello Aretino' (4:1563); 'Ubertino of Casale' (4:1663); 'Vassallettus' (4:1685).
Boggi, Flavio (2010) 37 entries: 'Albergatti, Niccolò' (1:27); 'Angelo Clareno' (1:58); 'Arditi, Andrea' (1:127); 'Art, Dominican' (1:143-44); 'Artist' (1:191); 'Avanzo, Jacopo' (1:211); 'Baerze, Jacques de' (1:218); 'Bartholomew of Pisa' (1:230); 'Beccadelli' (1:242); 'Bonanno Pisano' (1:278); 'Bracciolini, Poggio' (1:286); 'Bruni d'Arezzo' (1:297); 'Calimala' (1:326); 'Colombini, Giovanni' (2:419); 'Colour' (2:421-22); 'Diptych' (2:504); 'Drawings and Model Books' (2:515); 'Giovanni de' Grassi' (2:723); 'Konrad of Soest' (3:938); 'Landini, Francesco' (3:947); 'Luca di Tommè' (3:1054); 'Lucca' (3:1054-55); 'Malouel, Jean' (3:1073); 'Master of the St George Codex' (3:1100); 'Mirabilia urbis Romae' (3:1149); 'Missorium' (3:1152); 'Paolo di Giovanni Fei' (3:1251); 'Perotti, Niccolò' (3:1281); 'Perugia' (3:1283); 'Pisano, Giunta' (3:1313); 'Poliziano' (3:1328); 'Roberto d'Oderisio' (4:1416); 'Salutati, Coluccio' (4:1457-58); 'Shroud of Turin' (4:1533); 'Spinello Aretino' (4:1563); 'Ubertino of Casale' (4:1663); 'Vassallettus' (4:1685). In R.E. Bjork, ed., Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages (Oxford: Oxford University Press): Encyclopedia Entries Globe icon [Details]
(2010)12 articles: 'Antonio da Barga' (106-07); 'Cronaca senese conosciuta sotto il nome di Paolo di Tommaso Montauri' (427); 'Dominici, Luca' (545-46); 'Donato di Neri' (546); 'Filelfo, Francesco' (618); 'Gucci, Giorgio' (739-40); 'Luca di Totto da Panzano' (1048-49); 'Mannelli, Amaretto di Domencio' (1066); 'Marchionne di Coppo Stefani' (1077); 'Marcovaldi, Sandro' (1077-78); 'Nofi di ser Piero delle Riformagioni' (1153-54); 'Streghi, Alessandro' (1394-95).
Boggi, Flavio (2010) 12 articles: 'Antonio da Barga' (106-07); 'Cronaca senese conosciuta sotto il nome di Paolo di Tommaso Montauri' (427); 'Dominici, Luca' (545-46); 'Donato di Neri' (546); 'Filelfo, Francesco' (618); 'Gucci, Giorgio' (739-40); 'Luca di Totto da Panzano' (1048-49); 'Mannelli, Amaretto di Domencio' (1066); 'Marchionne di Coppo Stefani' (1077); 'Marcovaldi, Sandro' (1077-78); 'Nofi di ser Piero delle Riformagioni' (1153-54); 'Streghi, Alessandro' (1394-95). In G. Dunphy, ed., The Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010): Encyclopedia Entries Globe icon [Details]
(2009)7 articles: 'Italian Gothic Architecture' (301-03); 'Italian Romanesque Architecture' (304-06); 'Pisa Cathedral' (568-70); 'Pistoia Churches' (570-72); 'Reliquary of St James' (621-23); 'Sacred Girdle of the Virgin' (652-54); 'Silver Altar, Pistoia Cathedral' (684-86).
Boggi, Flavio (2009) 7 articles: 'Italian Gothic Architecture' (301-03); 'Italian Romanesque Architecture' (304-06); 'Pisa Cathedral' (568-70); 'Pistoia Churches' (570-72); 'Reliquary of St James' (621-23); 'Sacred Girdle of the Virgin' (652-54); 'Silver Altar, Pistoia Cathedral' (684-86). In L.J. Taylor, ed., The Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage (Leiden and Boston: Brill): Encyclopedia Entries Globe icon [Details]
(2006)4 articles: 'Cavallini, Pietro' (113-14); 'Pisano, Andrea' (535-36); 'Spinello Aretino' (605-07); 'Traini, Francesco' (628-30).
Boggi, Flavio; (2006) 4 articles: 'Cavallini, Pietro' (113-14); 'Pisano, Andrea' (535-36); 'Spinello Aretino' (605-07); 'Traini, Francesco' (628-30). In R.K. Emmerson, ed., Key Figures in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia (New York: Routledge, 2006): Encyclopedia Entries Globe icon [Details]
(2004)15 articles: 'Barna da Siena' (1:97-98); 'Matteo Campione' (1:174-75); 'Pietro Cavallini' (1:200-02); 'Giunta of Pisa' (1:432); 'Fra' Guglielmo' (1:470-71); 'Guido da Como' (1:472); 'Magdalene Master' (2:668-69); 'Pierpaolo & Jacobello dalle Masegne' (2:691); 'Master of the Dominican Effigies' (2:693); 'Pacino di Bonaguida' (2:815); 'Andrea Pisano' (2:907-09); 'Spinello Aretino' (2:1054-56); 'Francesco Talenti' (2:1068); 'Jacopo Torriti' (2:1087-88); 'Francesco Traini' (2:1089-90).
Boggi, Flavio (2004) 15 articles: 'Barna da Siena' (1:97-98); 'Matteo Campione' (1:174-75); 'Pietro Cavallini' (1:200-02); 'Giunta of Pisa' (1:432); 'Fra' Guglielmo' (1:470-71); 'Guido da Como' (1:472); 'Magdalene Master' (2:668-69); 'Pierpaolo & Jacobello dalle Masegne' (2:691); 'Master of the Dominican Effigies' (2:693); 'Pacino di Bonaguida' (2:815); 'Andrea Pisano' (2:907-09); 'Spinello Aretino' (2:1054-56); 'Francesco Talenti' (2:1068); 'Jacopo Torriti' (2:1087-88); 'Francesco Traini' (2:1089-90). In C. Kleinhenz, ed., Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia (New York: Routledge): Encyclopedia Entries Globe icon [Details]
(2001)31 entries: 'Leon Battista Alberti' (8-9); 'Mariotto Albertinelli' (9); 'Amico Aspertini' (35); 'Bartolomeo Veneto' (49); 'Bonifacio Bembo' (61); 'Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio' (75); 'the Campionesi' (103); 'Vincenzo Danti' (170); 'Niccolò Gerini' (278); 'Michele Giambono' (287); 'Neroccio de' Landi' (404); 'Bernardino Luini' (434-5); 'Bastiano Mainardi' (442); 'the Mantegazza Brothers' (445); 'the Master of the Bambino Vispo' (456); 'Bartolomeo Montagna' (488); 'Domenico Morone' (491); 'Baldassare Peruzzi' (567); 'Francesco di Stefano Pesellino' (567); 'Giovanni Antonio Pordenone' (588); 'Cristoforo de Predis' (599); 'Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis' (599); 'the Salimbeni Brothers' (674); 'Sano di Pietro' (675); 'Giovanni Santi' (676); 'Bartolomeo Sanvito' (676); 'Segna di Bonaventura' (691); 'Spinello Aretino' (706); 'Gherardo Starnina' (716); 'Vespasiano da Bisticci' (775); 'the Zavattari Family' (806-7).
Boggi, Flavio (2001) 31 entries: 'Leon Battista Alberti' (8-9); 'Mariotto Albertinelli' (9); 'Amico Aspertini' (35); 'Bartolomeo Veneto' (49); 'Bonifacio Bembo' (61); 'Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio' (75); 'the Campionesi' (103); 'Vincenzo Danti' (170); 'Niccolò Gerini' (278); 'Michele Giambono' (287); 'Neroccio de' Landi' (404); 'Bernardino Luini' (434-5); 'Bastiano Mainardi' (442); 'the Mantegazza Brothers' (445); 'the Master of the Bambino Vispo' (456); 'Bartolomeo Montagna' (488); 'Domenico Morone' (491); 'Baldassare Peruzzi' (567); 'Francesco di Stefano Pesellino' (567); 'Giovanni Antonio Pordenone' (588); 'Cristoforo de Predis' (599); 'Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis' (599); 'the Salimbeni Brothers' (674); 'Sano di Pietro' (675); 'Giovanni Santi' (676); 'Bartolomeo Sanvito' (676); 'Segna di Bonaventura' (691); 'Spinello Aretino' (706); 'Gherardo Starnina' (716); 'Vespasiano da Bisticci' (775); 'the Zavattari Family' (806-7). In H. Brigstocke, ed., The Oxford Companion of Western Art (Oxford: Oxford University Press): Encyclopedia Entries Globe icon [Details]
(1999)9 articles: 'Benvenuto Cellini' (1:377-80); 'Florence: Art of the 16th Century' (2:390-95); 'Lorenzo Ghiberti' (3:50-52); 'Leonardo da Vinci' (3:403-11); 'Mannerism' (4:28-29); 'Andrea Orcagna' (4:341-43); 'Andrea Pisano' (5:38-40); 'Andrea Riccio' (5:342-43); 'Andrea del Verrocchio' (6:248-51).
Boggi, Flavio (1999) 9 articles: 'Benvenuto Cellini' (1:377-80); 'Florence: Art of the 16th Century' (2:390-95); 'Lorenzo Ghiberti' (3:50-52); 'Leonardo da Vinci' (3:403-11); 'Mannerism' (4:28-29); 'Andrea Orcagna' (4:341-43); 'Andrea Pisano' (5:38-40); 'Andrea Riccio' (5:342-43); 'Andrea del Verrocchio' (6:248-51). In P.F. Grendler, ed., Encyclopedia of the Renaissance, (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999): Encyclopedia Entries Globe icon [Details]

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests embrace the art and architecture of Italy from the Middle Ages through the Early Modern period.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2011Simon Knowles University College CorkPhDChanging Perspectives, Altering Perceptions: Picturing the Victorian London Street as Narrative Space
2012Elaine Hoysted Univerisity College CorkMPHThe Art of Death in Childbirth in Renaissance Italy: A Privileged Status in Motherhood'

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree TypePrimary
De Bhailis Padraig Caoimhin Doctoral Degree (Structured)Yes
Farrington Seana Vida Doctoral Degree (Structured)Yes
Hoysted Elaine Theresa Doctoral DegreeYes

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Introduction to Art History HA1001Introduction to Art History
2015An Introduction to the History of Art HA1004An Introduction to the History of Art
2015Art&Patronage in Renaissance Italy 1300-1499 HA2005Art&Patronage in Renaissance Italy 1300-1499
2015Creator and Subject:Themes in Portraiture HA2009Creator and Subject:Themes in Portraiture
2015The History of Art History and Method HA2012The History of Art History and Method
2015Roma Caput Mundi: Art and Architecture in High Renaissance Rome HA3005Roma Caput Mundi: Art and Architecture in High Renaissance Rome
2015Specialised Supervised Research Project HA3013Specialised Supervised Research Project
2015Themes in Roman Baroque Art HA3020Themes in Roman Baroque Art
2015Special Studies Seminar HA3027Special Studies Seminar