In the Heat of Battle: Representing War in Renaissance Prints


Jessica Maier, Associate Professor of Italian Renaissance Art, Mount Holyoke College

Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Recital Hall

Military conflict is one of the most commonly depicted subjects in Renaissance prints—which is hardly surprising, given that this was a time of near-constant warfare. Touching on several works in the CMA’s collection, this talk explores some of the myriad and evolving ways that battle was represented in printed imagery in the late 15th and 16th centuries, ranging from allegory to history, propaganda to news.

Jessica Maier is associate professor of art history at Mount Holyoke College. Her research specialties include Renaissance cartography and print culture. Her first book, Rome Measured and Imagined: Early Modern Maps of the Eternal City, was published in 2015, and her articles have appeared in the Art Bulletin, Renaissance Quarterly, Imago Mundi, and elsewhere. Maier holds degrees from Columbia and Brown Universities, and she is the recipient of fellowships from the American Academy in Rome and Villa I Tatti in Florence. She is currently working on a second publication, with the tentative title Contested Places: Cartography, Conflict, and the Visual Arts in Early Modern Europe.

Free; no reservation required.

Hosted by the Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University and cosponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Art