College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Art History

Department of
Art History

A cutting from the lower border of a manuscript (Johann Plaecsaert, artist)

Giles Knox

Giles Knox Associate Professor, Department of Art History
Adjunct Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

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Office Hours: Mondays 4:00-5:00 p.m. and by appointment


Ph.D. University of Toronto

Research Interests

  • Southern European art of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries
  • Art and the Counter-Reformation
  • The civic politics of religious art
  • Velázquez and Italian art theory

Selected Publications The Late Paintings of Velázquez

  • The Late Paintings of Velázquez : Theorizing Painterly Performance, Ashgate Publishing, 2009.
  • "The Colleoni Chapel in Bergamo and the Politics of Urban Space" (Journal of the Society of Architectural History, 2001).
  • "The Unified Church Interior in Baroque Italy: S. Maria Maggiore in Bergamo" (Art Bulletin, 2000).

Selected Awards

  • College Arts & Humanities Institute, Indiana University, Fellowship, Spring 2007
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2004-05

Courses Recently Taught

  • ARTH A102, Renaissance through Modern Art
  • ARTH A332, Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Art in Southern Europe
  • ARTH A335, Baroque Art in Italy, 1580-1700
  • ARTH A436 Italian Art of the Fifteenth Century
  • ARTH A432/A532 Italian Art of the Sixteenth Century
  • ARTH A634 – Problems in Italian Art of the 16th Century: Renaissance Venice
  • ARTH A635 Problems in Italian Art of the 17th Century: From Caravaggio to Velázquez: Art and Art Writing in Seventeenth-Century Europe
  • ARTH A639 Problems in 7th-Century Art outside Italy: Diego Velázquez

Department of Art History
Radio/TV Building 316
1229 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9556
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.