• Dr Elena Calvillo

Elena Calvillo’s research and writing focus on artistic service and imitative strategies in sixteenth-century Italy, Spain and Portugal. She is interested in the role of artist’s materials, in theories of representation, and in cultural translation and brokerage, and is currently completing a monograph on the career of Giulio Clovio at the court of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. Her co-edited volume on the technique of oil painting on stone will be published by Brill in early 2018; and she is now working on a book-length project that examines how artists experienced and reproduced the canonical forms of early modern Rome in novel or precious media, as well as how collectors outside of Italy received and valued these artistic translations.