Dr Sandra Cardarelli

Dr Sandra Cardarelli
Dr Sandra Cardarelli

Dr Sandra Cardarelli

BA (Hons) Italy; MLitt; PhD (University of Aberdeen)

Honorary Research Fellow

About
Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History

Biography

I graduated with a PhD in History of Art from the University of Aberdeen with a thesis entitled “Siena and its Contado: Art, Iconography and Patronage in the Diocese of Grosseto from c. 1380 to c. 1480”. My research was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council  and examined the relationship between the commune of Siena and the territories under its control, and how this reflected on the artistic output of the diocese of Grosseto, in Southern Tuscany. It also explored the dynamics of patronage in this area. I previously completed an Masters of Letters with Distinction and a BA (Hons).

I have been working on the visual culture of liminal communities in Tuscany, and on broader issues such as the role of art and visual culture in the formation of individual and collective identities. This research resulted in the co-edited volume: "Art and Identity: Visual Culture, Politics and Religion in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance" (Cambridge Scholars, 2012). I also work on sanctity, visual culture and healing, and this is also part of the co-edited volume: "Saints, Miracles and the Image: Healing Saints and Miraculous Images in the Renaissance (Brepols, 2018).

Research

Research Overview

  • The interplay between centres and peripheries with particular emphasis on fifteenth-century Siena and Florence and how this shaped artistic outputs, iconography, patronage and devotion
  • Faith and Healing as represented in the Visual Arts
  • Religious and Secular Authority and Patronage

Research Areas

Research Specialisms

  • Fine Art
  • History of Art
  • Medieval History
  • Italian History
  • Italian Society and Culture

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Publications

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  • The Lignum Crucis and the veneration of the Cross in the contado of Siena: Unmasking some neglected images in the cathedral of Massa Marittima

    Cardarelli, S.
    New Horizons in Trecento Italian Art. Whittington, K., Keene, B. (eds.). Brepols, pp. 261-276, 16 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • A Depiction of Virtue and Beauty: The Patronage of the Saint Ursula fresco in the church of San Giorgio at Montemerano

    Cardarelli, S.
    Women and Ideal in the Italian Renaissance. Piana, M., Brizio, E. (eds.). Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, pp. 34-49
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Saints Cosmas and Damian at Gavorrano: Florentine Influence and a Proposal for the Provenance of Panel 432 in the Pinacoteca of Siena

    Cardarelli, S.
    Saints, Miracles and the Image. Cardarelli, S., Fenelli, L. (eds.). Brepols, pp. 147-167, 20 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Michele C. Ferrari, ed., Saints and the City: Beiträge zum Verständnis urbaner Sakralität in christlichen Gemeinschaften (5.–17. Jh.) (FAU Studien aus der Philosophischen Fakultät 3.) Erlangen: FAU University Press, 2015. Paper. Pp. 346. €16. ISBN: 978-3-944057-29-3.

    Cardarelli, S.
    Speculum, vol. 93, no. 4, pp. 1200-1201
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • Saints, Miracles and the Image: Healing Saints and Miraculous Images in the Renaissance

    Cardarelli, S. (ed.), Fenelli, L. (ed.)
    Brepols, Turnhout. 322 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Remembering the Dead, Planning for the Afterlife in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany. The Case of Cione di Ravi

    Cardarelli, S.
    Memorializing the Middle Classes in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Leader, A. (ed.). Medieval Institute Publications, pp. 187-236, 49 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • St Francis in Southern Tuscany: History, Art and Devotion in the records of Francesco Anichini and Other Archival Documents

    Cardarelli, S.
    The World of St Francis of Assisi. Franco, B., Mulvaney, B. (eds.). [5] Siena: Betti Editrice pp. 83-92, 10 pages.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Antonio Ghini and Andrea di Francesco Guardi: Two 15th-Century Tuscan Artists in the Service of Local Governments

    Cardarelli, S.
    Journal of Art Historiography, vol. 9, pp. 1-20
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Travelling Artists in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: An Introduction

    Cardarelli, S.
    Journal of Art Historiography, vol. 9, pp. 1-5
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Francesco di Giorgio’s Frescoes and the Confraternity of the Madonna delle Nevi in Campagnatico: Art Patronage and Ritual Celebration in Southern Tuscany

    Cardarelli, S.
    Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, vol. 44, pp. 157-186
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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