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Benjamin David

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    Ben in the hometown of Francesca da Rimini
    Margot David

Fields Hall

Benjamin David specializes in Italian art from 1300-1600, with an emphasis on Early Renaissance painting. His scholarship and teaching engage the historical and theoretical implications of the practice of narrative in Renaissance art and theories of narrative more generally. He is especially interested in the relationship between art and literature. Other research projects and courses explore the complex nature of the Renaissance engagement with classical antiquity and visualizations of Dante’s Divine Comedy from the fourteenth century to the present day.  He is also interested in how contemporary art creates dialogues with Renaissance and Medieval Art and in the intersections of art history and theories of memory. 

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Benjamin David’s office is located in room 210 of Fields Center.


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Benjamin David Associate Professor of Art History

Art History Lewis & Clark 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road MSC 92 Portland OR 97219 USA