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David Nolta

David Nolta
Title: 
Professor, History of Art; Chair, Fine Arts 2D
Department: 
Office: 
Tower 541
Education: 
1989 - Ph.D History of Art, Yale University; 1986 - M.Phil, ; 1983 - MA, English Language and Literature, University of Chicago; 1982 - BA, English Literature and History of Art, University of Michigan
Professional Experience: 

Selected Lectures, Conference Papers, Readings

  • 2016 - "Something--But Not the Same Thing--in the Air: De Mura and Tiepolo and the Painting of Nothing," Conference paper, Renaissance Society of America 
  • 2016 - The Narrative Technique of Figural Mirroring in Renaissance and Baroque Art, John Hubbard Sturgis Eaton Endowed Lecture, Boston Athenaeum 
  • 2013 - "Masterpieces of British Painting in the Yale Center for British Art," Appraisal Studies in Art and Antiques Certification Program, Rhode Island School of Design 
  • 2012 - "How They’re Hanging," MassArt Continuing Education Lecture Series 
  • 2011 & 2010 - "Giotto: The Scrovegni Chapel" and "Caravaggio: A Life," Menino Arts Center" 
  • 2009 - "Caravernini," Lecture, Circolo Sportivo Italiano, Bridgeport, CT
  • 2007 - "Reflections on Reflections in Art: Piero della Francesca, Flannery O’Connor, Carlos Saura," Lecture, Yale Graduate Club 

Selected Publications

  • 2016 - "Something--but not the same thing--in the air: De Mura, Tiepolo, and the Science of the Heavens" and "Francesco de Mura" essays for the catalogue of the upcoming exhibition, Francesco de Mura: In the Light of Naples (Rollins College, Vassar, Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin)
  • 2015 - Spirited Prospect: A Portable History of Western Art, from the Paleolithic to the Modern Era with Professor Charles Stigliano (revised first edition) Cognella Publishing
  • 2012 - "Kenneth” and “The Trout’s Eye at the Odéon," Chelsea Station, Issue 3
  • 2012 - "Eve to God," Imago Dei: Poems from Christianity and Literature, Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Editor, ACU Press
  • 2012 - "My First New Poem" and "A Single Element," Lucid Rhythms, Issue 1

Selected Awards

  • 2009 - Massachusetts College of Art Foundation Award for Research
  • 2004 - Finalist, Foreword Book Awards (Mystery Category)
  • 1999 - Royal Collection Studies Program Scholarship, Windsor Castle
  • 1992 - The Helena Hayward Scholarship at The Attingham Summer School for the Study of English Decorative Arts, Great Britain
  • 1992 - American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship at The Houghton Library, Harvard University -- 1991-2 (in residence May, 1992)