Giles Knox

Giles Knox

Associate Professor, Art History

Adjunct Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

• Accepting Ph.D. students


  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1999

Research interests

Southern European art of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries; art and the Counter-Reformation; Velázquez and art theory; art and the senses; Rembrandt; Vermeer; El Greco

Selected publications

Masterpiece in Residence: Velázquez’s King Philip IV of Spain from The Frick Collection, Scala Arts Publishers, Inc., 2022.

Sense Knowledge and the Challenge of Italian Renaissance Art: El Greco, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Amsterdam University Press, 2019.

The Late Paintings of Velázquez: Theorizing Painterly Performance, Ashgate Publishing, 2009.

Spanish translation, Javier Rambaud, Las últimas obras de Velázquez. Reflexiones sobre el estilo pictórico, Colección Velazqueña, Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, Madrid, 2010.

“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).

Awards & Honors

  • 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-A205 Baroque Art in Europe: From Caravaggio to Rembrandt
  • ARTH-A231 The Age of Giants: Art in the Time of Leonardo and Michelangelo
  • ARTH-A436 Italian Art of the Fifteenth Century
  • ARTH-A486/A586 Spanish Art of the Golden Age
  • ARTH-A635 Art and the Senses in Early Modern Europe
  • ARTH-A635 Diego Velázquez
  • ARTH-A635 Italy and Spain