Visual Arts, University of Warwick
My research seeks firstly to establish the material agency of gemstones and jewellery in sixteenth century Venice, and secondly to understand how jewels were used both symbolically and materially in portraiture to express identity. In doing so, this project challenges the assumption that jewels were merely superficial ornaments.
• Venetian Renaissance
• Italian Renaissance Portraiture
• Early Modern Jewellery
• Goldsmithing & Gem Cutting