Faculty » Jeanette Kohl

Guido Mazzoni (attrib.), Laughing Child (possibly Henry VIII.), c. 1495, painted and gilded terracotta, Windsor Castle, The Royal Art Collection
Guido Mazzoni (attrib.), Laughing Child (possibly Henry VIII.), c. 1495, painted and gilded terracotta, Windsor Castle, The Royal Art Collection


Associate Professor
225 Arts Building
Phone: (951) 827-5919
E-mail: jkohl@ucr.edu

Ph.D., University of Trier

Areas of specialization: Renaissance art with a focus on Italy and the Mediterranean; portraiture, sculpture and materiality; 
methodology and intellectual history; additional research interests in contemporary art and art criticism.

Jeanette Kohl earned her PhD from the University of Trier/Germany and was a Postdoctoral fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence from 2001-2004, followed by a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Leipzig/Germany (2004-2008). From 2006 to 2009, she was chair of the international network “The Power of Faces. The Bust, the Head, and the Body in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.” She is at UCR since 2008. Her research focuses on image concepts and strategies of representation in the 
Italian Renaissance with a particular interest in portraiture and methodology. She is also involved in several interdisciplinary projects on the historical role of the face in western cultures. She is author of a book on famous mercenary Bartolomeo Colleoni's burial chapel (Fama und Virtus, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2004), and co-editor of five other books (Re-Visionen. Zur Aktualität von Kunstgeschichte, 2002; Kopf/Bild. Die Büste in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit, 2007; Similitudo. Concepts of Resemblance, 2012; EN FACE. Seven Essays on the Human Face, 2012; Renaissance Love. Eros, Passion, and Friendship in Italian Art Around 1500, 2013 (in press). Her new book, Image and Likeness. Heteronomies of Renaissance Portraiture, which is in preparation, will re-evaluate the materials, forms, and meanings of sculpted portraits in the Renaissance.
She has been awarded a Getty Scholarship and will be a fellow-in-residence at the Getty in the fall of 2014 to work on her book "Image and Likeness".

Professor Kohl on a field trip to the Getty with students from her freshman honors seminar.

 

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