Landscape in Rome during the second half of the sixteenth century: from drawing to painting
Patrizia Tosini graduated in 1991 from the University of Rome "La Sapienza," where she attended a post-graduate program in Medieval and Modern Art History in 1991-1993. She obtained her Ph.D. in Art History in 1998.
In 1994-1995 she was awarded research grants by the University of Padua, and by the British Academy and the Accademia dei Lincei, to study at Warwick University, at the Courtauld Institute, and the Witt Library in London.
During the 1990s she worked as an archivist at the Archivio di Stato di Roma and as a museum curator in Modena (Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici e Storici di Modena e Reggio Emilia).
Since 2001 she has taught Renaissance and Baroque Art History at the University of Viterbo and the University of Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale. In 2005 she became Assistant Professor at the University of Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale. In Fall 2011 she was the Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow at the CASVA.
Her research interests focus on the visual arts of the late Renaissance in central Italy, mainly on fresco decoration in Roman buildings and, more generally, on the artistic patronage of the Counter Reformation age. On these topics, she has published numerous articles in The Burlington Magazine and other international journals. She has written a monograph, Girolamo Muziano. Dalla Maniera alla Natura (1532-1592) (2008), coedited La cappella Contarelli in S. Luigi dei Francesi. Arte e committenza nella Roma di Caravaggio (2005), and edited the proceedings of the international conference Arte e committenza nel Lazio nell'età di Cesare Baronio (2009).
She was the coordinator of a two-year funded project (PRIN 2009) on "Venetian Cardinals: Art and Patronage between Rome and Venice (1523-1605)," and the coeditor (with Caterina Furlan) of the forthcoming volume based on this project (Cardinali della Serenissima: arte e committenza tra Roma e Venezia nel Cinquecento, Silvana editoriale, 2014).