Anna Ottani Cavina

Anna Ottani Cavina, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Italian Art History
European and Eurasian Studies

SAIS Europe

Expertise

Regions
  • Western Europe
Topics
  • European Art History
Languages
  • French
  • Italian

Background and Education

Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of Bologna. Founding member and former Director of the Federico Zeri Foundation; Member of the Scientific Committee, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia; served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History at Columbia University and Visiting Professor at Brown University; previously a Senior Fellow at Columbia University, Visiting Fellow at the Yale Center for British Art, and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art; recipient of the Officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2011, Chevalier dans l'ordre de la Légion d'honneur in 2001 and Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1996; a member of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti; PhD, University of Rome

Publications: Terre Senz'Ombra, Adelphi (2015); "La città dipinta. Anomalia di Venezia" in Venezia. Immagine, futuro, realtà e problemi (2011); Granet. De Rome à Paris, le plein-air romantique (2009); Prospettiva Zeri, editor (2009); Federico Zeri, dietro l'immagine. Opere d'arte e fotografie (2009); Federico Zeri. Lettere alla Casa Editrice Einaudi, editor (2008); "Paesaggi italiani di Thomas Jones. Metodo di lavoro e problemi di datazione" in Il Settecento e le arti (2007); "Il Novecento" in Storia della civiltà Europea (2007); "Lord Brudenell o della malinconia. Un ritratto di Batoni e una pagina di Corelli" in Vivere senza paura. Scritti per Mario Bartolotto (2007); La pittura di paesaggio in Italia. Il Settecento (2005); Les Paysages de la raison (2005); Geometries of Silence (2004); Il diario di Thomas Jones (2003); Felice Giani e la cultura di fine Settecento (1999); I paesaggi della ragione (1994); Il settecento e l'antico (1982); La pittura del seicento (1977); Carlo Saraceni (1968); Collaborated on "Il Settecento," Guida multimediale alla Storia della Civiltà Europea, directed by Umberto Eco (1995); author of numerous books, articles and contributions to exhibits on art; regular contributor to the cultural section of La Repubblica


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Surveys the Ita...
Surveys the Italian arts, including urban development, architecture, painting and sculpture, with particular emphasis on the Renaissance period. Normally includes on-site classes in Bologna, Ravenna and Florence. The Italian Art History Culture course does not count for credit for the M.A. or the MIPP programs. Students in the one-year diploma program or the MAIA program may obtain credit for this course.