Evelyn Lincoln is Professor of the History of Art & Architecture and Italian Studies at Brown University. She writes about the history of printmaking and the book in the early modern period and is the author of Brilliant Discourse: Pictures and Readers in Early Modern Rome (Yale University Press, 2014), and The Invention of the Italian Renaissance Printmaker (Yale University Press, 2000).

The Afterlife of a Modest Miracle

Lisa Pon’s new book tells the densely woven story of a very early, anonymously made, hand-colored, large woodcut of the Madonna and Child surrounded by saints and narrative images of the life of the Virgin and Christ, which seems to survive in only one tattered but much revered example …Read More

Finding Rome in Piranesi’s Rome

Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s views of Rome form a dramatic repository of the city’s ancient monuments. The crumbling palaces, ruined gardens, modified arches, broken aqueducts and patched-up bridges, with their labeled parts and explanatory legends below, have been a reference point …Read More