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Martina Bagnoli

Andrew W. Mellon Curator in Charge of Medieval Art and Manuscripts.

mbagnoli@thewalters.org

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Martina Bagnoli is the Andrew W. Mellon Curator in Charge of Medieval Art and Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum. Bagnoli has previously held the position of Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Medieval Art at the Walters Art Museum (2008-2013), where she also served as Associate Curator in the Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum (2006–2008) and as Assistant Curator (2002–2006). Before joining the Walters, Bagnoli worked at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (2001–2002). She received both her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Cambridge in England, and earned her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A specialist of Italian medieval art, Bagnoli has published extensively in her field.

Dr. Bagnoli is currently developing an exhibition on the five senses in Medieval Art scheduled for Fall 2016.

Selected Publications

Books

The Medieval World: The Walters Art Museum, Walters Art Museum, 2011

Treasures of Heaven: Relics, Saints and Devotion in Medieval Europe. Catalogue of the Exhibition, The Walters Art Museum, February 13, 2011-May 8, 2011. M. Bagnoli, H.K. Klein, C. G. Mann and J. Robinson eds., (Baltimore and New Haven, 2010). Reviewed by Andrew Butterfield in the New Republic, August 18, 2011.

Prayers in Code: Books of Hours from Renaissance France, Walters Art Museum, April-July 2009, (Baltimore, 2009).

The language of the Object; Essays Dedicated to Herbert Kessler on the occasion of his 65 birthday, Word and Image, Martina Bagnoli and Peter Parshall eds. (April/July, 2006).

Il Gotico Europeo in Italia (Electa Napoli, Naples 1994). Reviewed by Enrico Castelnuovo, in Repubblica, 29 Gennaio 1995; Daniel Russo in Revue de l'Art, 111, (1996), 83; Serena Romano in L'indice, Febbraio (1996) 16.

Articles

"The Book of Hours of Anna Colonna in the Walters Art Museum", Journal of the Walters Art Museum, 2008.

"The Sizygy at Anagni. Measuring the gap between conception and execution in Medieval wall Painting", Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 2008

"Amanuensi e Miniatori in un Decretum Gratiani al Walters Art Museum di Baltimora",  in Arte Medievale, n.s. Anno 6, 2007.2.

"Ut Domus Tali Decore Ornetur". Metamorphosis of Roman Ornamental Motifs in the Crypt of the Duomo of Anagni", in Roma Felix. Formation and Reflections of Medieval Rome. ed. Éamonn Ó Carragain and Carol Neuman de Vegvar, London Ashgate, 2008).

"Medieval Art and the Object", in The Language of the Object, Essays dedicated to Herbert Kessler on the occasion of his 65 birthday, Word and Image, Spring 2006.

"At Reverentiam Sanctissimi Patris" Manno's Portrait of Boniface VIII", in The Language of the Object, Essays dedicated to Herbert Kessler on the occasion of his 65 birthday, Word and Image, Spring 2006.

"A Pilgrim's Prayer for Salvation: The Miracles of Magnus at Anagni," in Shaping Sacred Space and Institutional Identity in Romanesque Mural painting, Essays in Honor of Otto Demus, Acts of the International Medieval Congress, Leeds 1997, (London, Pindar Press, 2004).

"I Miracoli di San Magno ad Anagni. Invenzione e Tradizione" in Il Restauro della Cripta di Anagni, (Roma, Artemide, 2003).

"Fonti e documenti per l'iconografia della cripta di San Magno," in Un Universo di Simboli. Gli affreschi della cripta nella cattedrale di Anagni (Roma, 2001), 71-86.

"San Francesco di Assisi. Gli affreschi del transetto nord della Basilica Superiore," in Il Gotico Europeo in Italia, M. Bagnoli and V. Pace eds. (Napoli, 1994), 195-206.

"The Brindisi Cross and Related Problems in Southern Italian Wooden Sculpture," in Studien zur Geschichte der Europäischen Skulptur im 12./13. Jahrhunderts, H. Beck and K. Hengevoss-Durkop eds. (Frankfurt, 1994), 689-698.

"Per una lettura del rotolo di Velletri," Arte Cristiana 739/78 (1990), 225-234