Sally Cornelison

Professor; Director of the Florence Graduate Program in Italian Renaissance Art

  • 308 Bowne Hall

    13244 Syracuse, NY

    United States

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Sally J. Cornelison is a specialist in the history of Italian late medieval and renaissance art. She teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels on the history of sacred and secular, art and architecture in early modern Italy. Many of her publications concern art, devotion, ritual, and patronage as they relate to the cult of saints and relics in Renaissance Florence. In recent years, the focus of her research has been the sacred art of Giorgio Vasari, and she is currently completing a book on Giorgio Vasari’s work at the prestigious church of the Pieve in his hometown of Arezzo.


Art history, PhD, Art & Devotion in Late Medieval and Renaissance Florence: The Relics & Reliquaries of Saints Zenobius and John the Baptist, Courtauld Institute of Art

Award Date: Dec 31 1998

Research Interests

  • Art History, Renaissance Italy, Saints, Relics, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture


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