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 and the Italian Peninsula. 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.
Trans-Mediterranean artistic relations, sculpture and the urban space, dialogues between art and poetry in the early modern world, Spanish Empire, Italian Peninsula