Giancarlo Gentilini

Giancarlo Gentilini is Professor of History of Modern Art at the University of Perugia. He has published over 90 titles, mostly devoted to the sculpture of the Italian Renaissance (with particular interest in the plastic clay) and to the success of Renaissance art in the nineteenth century. He has also worked with superintendents and museums, and participated in numerous congresses, both in Italy and abroad. In 1987 and 1996 he was guest of the Center of Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington; in 1997, of the Italian Institute of Culture in Portugal at the Fundacao das Casas de Fronteira and Alorna, Lisbon; in 1999 of the Museum Guest Scholar at the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities Los Angeles. As part of the Interuniversity Research Program La scultura lignea lungo la dorsale appenninica umbro-marchigiana-abruzzese dal Medioevo al XIX secolo (The wooden sculpture along the Umbria-Marche-Abruzzo Apennines from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century), included by the MURST in the list of programs of national interest (1998), he is Head of the Scientific Research Unit “Sculpture and wooden furnishings in the fifteenth century”. In 1996, with A. Bacchi, D. Benati, A. De Marchi, F. Frangi, A. Morandotti, he founded “Nuovi Studi. Journal of ancient and modern art”. In 2000 he was named Scholar of Honor in the class of History of Art of the Academy of Design in Florence.

Curated by Giancarlo Gentilini