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Professor Francis Ames-Lewis

email: f.ames-lewis@bbk.ac.uk

About Professor Francis Ames-Lewis

Current research interests

    • Drawing in early Renaissance Italy, c.1400-1520
    • The early Medici as patrons of art and architecture, ca.1420-1494
    • The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and his artistic relationship with Isabella d.Este
    • Italian art patrons. and painters. responses to Netherlandish art, ca. 1450-1500

Forthcoming publications

    • ‘Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings for the Battle of Anghiari’, London Art History Society Review, 2019
    • ‘Leonardo da Vinci and his Patrons’, BBC History Magazine, 2019
    • Italian Artists and Netherlandish Art in the Fifteenth Century (working title), under contract with Yale University Press, forthcoming 2009/10?

Books

    • La matita nera nella pratica del disegno di Leonardo da Vinci, Vinci (Biblioteca Leonardiana) 2002 (Lettura Vinciana XLI); 47pp.
    • [Edited, with Paul Joannides] Reactions to the Master: Michelangelo.s effect on Art and Artists in the Sixteenth Century, Aldershot (Ashgate Publications, 2003); 271pp.
    • Isabella and Leonardo. The Artistic Relationship between Isabella d'Este and Leonardo da Vinci, New Haven and London (Yale University Press) 2012
    • [Edited]: Art Centers of the Italian Renaissance: Florence, New York and London (Cambridge University Press) 2012

Chapters in books

    • The use of oil in textual sources on Italian fifteenth-century painting., in Italy and the North in the fifteenth century (working title), ed. Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes.
    • .North European inspiration in the early landscapes of Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini., in ed. Gabriele Neher, Making Renaissance Connections, Aldershot (Ashgate Publications).
    • ..There are many sculptors, but to Giovanni remain the honours of praise.: the rhetoric of Giovanni Pisano.s words and images., in a festschrift for John T. Paoletti, ed. Katherine Christian.
    • Masaccio.s Legacy., in ed. Diane Cole Ahl, The Cambridge Companion to Masaccio, Cambridge and New York (Cambridge University Press) 2002, 202-16
    • .Neoplatonism and the visual arts at the time of Marsilio Ficino., in eds Michael Allen and Valery Rees, Marsilio Ficino: his Theology, his Philosophy and his Legacy, Leiden (Brill Publications) 2002 (with Paul Joannides 50:50)
    • .Introduction., in eds Francis Ames-Lewis and Paul Joannides, Reactions to the Master: Michelangelo.s effect on Art and Artists in the Sixteenth Century, Aldershot (Ashgate Publications) 2003, 1-11
    • .Raphael.s responsiveness to Michelangelo.s draughtsmanship., in eds Francis Ames-Lewis and Paul Joannides, Reactions to the Master: Michelangelo.s effect on Art and Artists in the Sixteenth Century, Aldershot (Ashgate Publications) 2003, 12-30
    • ..A most pious image.: Italian early Renaissance devotional images and Netherlandish precedent., in eds Peter Martyn and Piotr Paszkiewicz, Art, Ritual, Religion, Warsaw (Instytut Sztuki) 2003, 57-66
    • .Il ruolo della figura umana., in eds Gigetta dalli Regoli and Roberto Ciardi, Storia dell.arte Toscana: il Quattrocento, Pisa 2003