Scavenging the Uffizi: Discoveries of an Art Historian & Study Abroad: Florence

CSU INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, CSULB GRAZIADIO CENTER &
CENTER FOR MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES
present

A Presentation by Dr. Giovanna Giusti, CSU, Florence
Scavenging the Uffizi: Discoveries of an Art Historian

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Professor Giovanna Giusti has conducted extensive art historical research in the art collection and archives of the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Her scavenging of the gallery’s abundant artistic and textual holdings has facilitated a rich understanding of the social, political, and historical contexts in which the visual art was produced. Through a semiotic approach, looking especially to historical signs encoded within visual compositions, Professor Giusti has made several important discoveries about the Uffizi’s famed collection. Her lecture will illuminate her discoveries in the gallery’s Self-Portrait collection including her identification of the British artist, Mary Hathfield Cosway, in a previously unattributed self-portrait and a re-attribution of the supposed self-portrait of French artist, Rosa Bonheur.

Please join us later in the day for:
A conversation with Professor Giusti:
“CSU Study Abroad: Florence”
We encourage all students and faculty interested in learning more about Study Abroad opportunities in Italy to attend.