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
Interim Director of Graduate Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

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Office hours: Mondays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. or 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

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

Department of Art History
1201 East 7th Street, Office 132
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9556