Todd Olson

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Department of the History of Art

Todd Olson is the author of Poussin and France: Painting, Humanism and the Politics of Style (Yale University Press, 2002) and Caravaggio’s Pitiful Relics (Yale University Press, 2014). His fields of research and teaching include early modern Europe, early colonial Latin America, and the trans-Atlantic world. His main areas of interest are early modern science, religion, and transcultural materiality. He has two books in progress: Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652): Skin, Repetition and Painting in Viceregal Naples (Pennsylvania State University Press) and Survivals: The Migration and Transmission of Graphic Media in Early Modern Europe and the New World. Publications include “Abducción: la recepción y reproducción del Códice mendocino en Francia e Inglaterra (1553 -1696),” in El Códice Mendocino. Nuevas Perspectivas. Jorge Gómez Tejada, ed. (Quito: USFQ Press, 2021) and “Reproductive Horror: Sixteenth-Century Mexican Pictures in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (Oxford Art Journal).

He is a Fulbright Fellow (France, 1990) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Rome (Mellon Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, 1998-99). He was the recipient of a Getty Research Institute Fellowship (2005-06) and the Bourse André Chastel, awarded by the National Institute of History of Art (INHA) and the French Academy in Rome (Villa Medici, Rome, 2010).