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Christopher J. Nygren

  • Associate Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art


  • Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University (2011)
  • M.A. Johns Hopkins University (2005)
  • B.A. University of Notre Dame (2003)

Christopher's research focuses on the intersection of art, literature, religion, and philosophy in the Italian Renaissance, and it has been featured in The Art Bulletin, Renaissance Quarterly, Word & Image, and Modern Language Notes. His teaching encompasses a wide array of themes, periods and geographies including Italian art from 1200 to 1700, the pre-modern Mediterranean, and art in early modern Iberia. His book, Titian’s Icons: Charisma, Tradition, and Devotion in the Italian Renaissance, was published by Penn State University Press in 2020.