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Fernando Loffredo


Assistant Professor

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Fernando Loffredo’s primary research interests are trans-Mediterranean artistic relations, sculpture and the urban space, and the dialogues between art and poetry in the early modern world, with a particular focus on the Spanish Empire. His first book project entitled “A Sea of Marble: Traveling Fountains in the Early Modern Mediterranean,” explores the notion of early modern transcultural identity by studying the mobility of sculpture throughout the Mediterranean and beyond. He recently published Pirro Ligorio’s Worlds. Antiquarianism, Classical Erudition and the Visual Arts in the Late Renaissance, coedited with Ginette Vagenheim (Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History, Leiden/Boston: 2019). Besides his academic activity, he has collaborated with different museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, the Museo del Bargello, the Museo di Capodimonte, and the North Carolina Museum of Art. 

Before coming to Stony Brook as assistant professor, he was a visiting professor in 2014-2015, then the Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow (2015-2017) at CASVA (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC), and assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder (2019-2020). Furthermore, he has taught Mediterranean and Colonial Latin American visual culture at Johns Hopkins University, NYU, The Cooper Union, and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Professor Loffredo was the recipient of postdoctoral fellowships granted by the Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck Institute for Art History (Rome), the European Research Council (ERC), the Kunsthistorisches Institut (Florence), among others. He will be on leave in fall 2020 and spring 2021 as he was granted Harvard’s I Tatti/Museo Nacional del Prado Inaugural Fellowship

Courses Taught at Stony Brook University:

SPN 405 History and Politics of Art during the Spanish Golden Age
SPN 415 Art and Culture of Spain and Colonial Latin America
SPN 523 Spain and Mediterranean Art

ARH 310/HUI 310 Splendors of Renaissance Art in Venice
ARH 307/HUI 307 The Age of Michelangelo in Central Italy
ARH 595 Directed Readings in Art History 

Prof. Loffredo and his students of SPN 405 at The Metroplitan Museum of Art in New York City.