Elizabeth Pilliod

Part-Time Lecturer of Art History
Ph.D. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor



Dr. Elizabeth Pilliod is an authority on sixteenth-century Florentine painting, drawing and sculpture. She is the author of Pontormo, Bronzino, Allori: A Genealogy of Florentine Art, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001; Italian Drawings. Florence, Siena, Modena, Bologna; Drawings in Swedish Public Collections 8, Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, 2002; and co-editor of Time and Place. Essays in the Geohistory of Art, Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2005.  

Her interests include the social history of the artist and the material culture of the Renaissance; performativity in sacred space; ornament and print culture; the patronage of the Medici and other Florentine families; historiography of art and Vasari’s Vite; the impact of the Counter-Reformation on art and culture; and rethinking art through a global lens. She has been a Fellow at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence and a NEH stipend recipient. 

She contributed to the two 2010 exhibitions devoted to the Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, Bronzino as Draftsman, and at the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Soprintendenza PSAE, e il Polo Museale della città di Firenze, Florence, Italy, Bronzino. Artist and Poet

Her most recent publications include,Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum, New Haven and London, 2014, cat. nos. 29-31,  pp. 73-8; “Vasari: The Territory Beyond,” Giorgio Vasari and the Birth of the Museum, ed. Maia W. Gahtan, Farnham and Burlington, 2014, pp. 233-40; and “Cosimo I and the Arts,”  Florence, ed. Francis Ames-Lewis, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp. 330-73.  Her monograph on the lost paintings of the sixteenth-century master Jacopo da Pontormo Pontormo at San Lorenzo: Revised and Re-imagined, is forthcoming.