Michael Gaudio

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Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Art History, Stanford University, 2001.


  • Early Modern Atlantic World
  • print history
  • landscape
  • art and religion
  • art and sensory perception
  • historiography
Courses Taught
  • ArtH 3309 - Renaissance Art
  • ArtH 3315 - The Age of Curiosity: Art, Science and Technology in Europe, 1400-1800
  • ARTH/HIST 3600: The Renaissance: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry
  • ArtH 3930 - Junior-Senior Seminar
  • ArtH 5301 - The Visual Culture of the Atlantic World
  • ArtH 5302 - Prints and Print Culture
  • ArtH 8001 - Art History: Theory and Methods
  • ArtH 8320: Issues in Early Modern Visual Culture
  • Gaudio, Michael P. Sound, Image, Silence: Art and the Aural Imagination in the Atlantic World. University of Minnesota Press, 2019. Link
  • Gaudio, Michael P. The Bible and the Printed Image in Early Modern England: Little Gidding and the Pursuit of Scriptural Harmony. Routledge, 2017. Link
  • Gaudio, Michael P. Engraving the Savage: The New World and Techniques of Civilization. University of Minnesota Press, 2008. Link
  • “Magical Pictures, or, Observations on Lightning and Thunder, Occasion’d by a Portrait of Dr. Franklin," in Rachael Z. DeLue, ed., Picturing (University of Chicago Press for the Terra Foundation for American Art, 2016)
  • "Looking as a Scholar, Thinking like a Rattle Head: On William Laud, Little Gidding, the Law, and the Gospel," Oxford Art Journal 36:3 (2013)
  • “Cutting and Pasting at Little Gidding: Bible Illustration and Protestant Belief in Seventeenth-Century England,“ in Ralph Dekoninck, Agní¨s Guiderdoni-Bruslé, and Walter Melion, eds., Ut pictura meditatio: The Meditative Image in Northern Art, 1500-1700 (Brepols, 2012)
  • "At the Mouth of the Cave: Listening to Thomas Cole's Kaaterskill Falls," Art History 33.3 (2010)
  • “The Elements of Botanical Art: William Bartram, Benjamin Smith Barton, and the Scientific Imagination,“ in Thomas Hallock and Nancy E. Hoffmann, eds., William Bartram: The Search for Nature’s Design (University of Georgia Press, 2010)
  • “The Truth in Clothing: The Costume Studies of John White and Lucas de Heere," in Kim Sloan, ed., European Visions; American Voices (British Museum Research Publication 172, 2009)
  • “1585: “˜Counterfeited according to the truth:’ John White depicts the New World,“ in Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors, eds., A New Literary History of America (Harvard University Press, 2009)
  • “Surface and Depth: The Art of Early American Natural History,“ in Sue Ann Prince, ed., Stuffing Birds, Pressing Plants, Shaping Knowledge: Natural History in North America 1730-1860 (Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 93:4, 2003)
  • “Swallowing the Evidence: William Bartram and the Limits of Enlightenment,“Winterthur Portfolio 36.1 (2001)
  • "Matthew Paris and the Cartography of the Margins,“Gesta 39.1 (2000)
  • Tyson Scholar, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Spring 2017
  • Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington, DC, Summer 2012
  • McKnight Presidential Fellow, 2008 - 2011