Christopher Platts

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Eighth Year
Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art

Christopher Platts studies medieval and Renaissance Italian art, especially fourteenth-century painting and manuscript illumination. His Ph.D. dissertation treats the rise of Venetian Gothic painting, with particular attention to its connections with mainland Italian, northern European, and Byzantine visual traditions. Before attending Yale, Chris trained in art history at Harvard and the Courtauld. In spring 2015 he curated the Getty exhibition Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts, which featured the work of Pisanello and Mantegna. In fall 2016 he will curate a show of illuminated manuscripts and printed books from Renaissance Venice at the Yale Law Library’s Rare Book Room.  His dissertation is titled: “Lingua lagunare: Paolo Veneziano (active 1310-1358) and the Development of Venetian Gothic Painting”