Joanna Woods-Marsden (NHC Fellow, 1995–96)

Project Title

The Construction of Artistic Identity: Self-Portraiture and the Social Status of the Artist in the Renaissance

University of California, Los Angeles

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1995–96

Joanna Woods-Marsden drafted four chapters of her book, The Visual Construction of Artistic Identity: Self-Portraiture and the Social Status of the Renaissance Artist, and gave a workshop on this project to the Renaissance Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked on essays for two edited volumes: "Visual Constructions of the Art of War: Images for Machiavelli's Prince, " forthcoming in the The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance (proceedings of a symposium held in conjunc-tion with an exhibition sponsored by the National Gallery of Art and the Frick Museum) and "Pisanello and the Birth of the Autonomous Self-Portrait" for Jean Vaché Pisanello: il peintre aux sept vertus (proceedings of a symposium held in June 1996 at the Louvre on the occasion of the sexcentennial of the artist's birth).