Dr. Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe
Eleanor Barton and Aileen ‘Ninie’ Laing ’57 Professor Emeritus in Art History
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia, USA

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EMAIL
witcombe@sbc.edu

art historian
Ph.D. in art history, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
M.A. in art history, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
B.A. in art history, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Painting, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy

research professor
Research interests include

  • Renaissance Art; Baroque Art; Renaissance Prints; Renaissance Copyright; Archaeoaesthetics; Vision and Perception; Vision Science; Neuropsychology; Image Studies; European Art, History, and Visual Culture; Mediterranean Art, History, and Visual Culture; Nordic and Baltic Art, History, and Visual Culture; Caribbean Art, History, and Visual Culture; Polynesian Art, History, and Visual Culture; Egyptian Art; Greek Art; Roman Art; Prehistoric Art; Modernism and Modern Art; Accademia di S. Luca; Images of Women; Feminism; Leonardo da Vinci; Mary Magdalen; Sacred Places; Victorian Painting; Water

international lecturer
Lectures on art, history, and culture in the following areas

  • Mediterranean — Spain (including the Balearic Islands), Southern France (including the Island of Corsica), Monaco (Monte Carlo), Italy (including the islands of Sicily, Sardinia, and Elba), Greece (including the islands of Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, and the Cycladic Islands)
  • Near East — Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon
  • North Africa — Egypt, Morocco
  • Europe’s Atlantic Coast — Spain, Portugal, France, British Isles (Ireland, England, Scotland)
  • Nordic and Baltic States — Denmark (including the Faroe Islands, Iceland), Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, plus St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Caribbean — St. Barts, Puerto Rico
  • South Pacific — Society Islands, Tuamotu Islands, Marquesas Islands, Cook Islands
  • Planetary Topics — Oceans and Seas (Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean Sea), Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes
  • Other Topics — Pirates, Atlantis, Mermaids, Crossing the Atlantic



books (printed)

Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe

Eye and Art in Ancient Rome
A Study in Archaeoaesthetics

(forthcoming)

Eye and Art in Ancient Rome examines Roman art through reconstructions of how it was seen and understood as a product of Roman visual culture. The aim is to comprehend how and why choices were made in the conception and making of artifacts. Special attention is given to factors contributing to the formation of taste and the emergence and transmission over time of concepts of art.


Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe

Eye and Art in Ancient Greece
A Study in Archaeoaesthetics

London/Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2018
(256 pages, 4 b/w and 61 colour illustrations)

Eye and Art in Ancient Greece examines the art of ancient Greece through reconstructions of how the Greeks saw and understood the products of their own visual culture. The material is approached using a newly developed methodology of archaeoaesthetics by which past modes of vision and perception are examined in conjunction with prevailing notions of pleasure and judgement with the purpose of identifying the visual and psychological contexts within which the aesthetics of a culture emerge. Through a wide-ranging examination of ideas found in early written sources, the book examines various key aspects of Greek visual culture, such as continuity and change, nudity, identity, lifelikeness, mimesis, personation and enactment, symmetria, dance, harmony, and the modal representation of emotions, with the aim of comprehending how and why choices were made in the conception and making of artifacts. Special attention is given to factors contributing to the formation of taste and the emergence and transmission over time of concepts of art and beauty and the means by which they were identified and judged. The approach facilitates encounters with the material in ways that give rise to new insights into how the ancient Greeks experienced their own visual culture and how Greek art may be understood by us today

REVIEWS
Ross Brendle, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 10.55 (2019)


Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe

Print Publishing in Sixteenth-Century Rome: Growth and Expansion, Rivalry and Murder

London/Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2008
(469 pages, 320 illustrations)



BOOK AWARD 2009

REVIEWS
Madeleine Viljoen, Renaissance Quarterly 69 (2009): 1287-1288
Larry Silver, The Art Book 17 (2010): 33-34
Mark P. McDonald, The Library 11 (2010): 111-113
Eckhard Leuschner, Kunstchronik 8 (2010): 367-370
Peter W. Parshall, Burlington Magazine 152 (2010): 552-553
Rose Marie San Juan, Oxford Art Journal 34 (2011): 292-294


Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe

Copyright in the Renaissance: Prints and the Privilegio in Sixteenth-Century Venice and Rome

Leiden: Brill, 2004
(414 pages, 37 illustrations)

REVIEWS
Angela Nuovo, Bibliographical Society of America 99 (2005): 346-348
Andrew Pettegree, Sixteenth Century Journal 37 (2006): 469-470
Brian Richardson, European History Quarterly 38 (2008): 517-18



books (digital)

Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe

Art in Ancient Greece

(forthcoming)

An introduction to the art of Ancient Greece, with chapters on Cycladic, Minoan, Mycenaean, Dark Ages and Protogeometric, Geometric, Orientalizing, Archaic, Classical, Fourth Century, and Hellenistic periods.


Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe

An Introduction to Art and Culture in Ancient Egypt

Art in Ancient Egypt Volume 1

Apple Books, April 2019 (535.3MB)
187 pages, 873 images, maps, and diagrams

In this first volume of Art in Ancient Egypt, chapters on Egypt and the Nile; Egypt and the Natural World; Hieroglyphics; Signs and Symbols; Egyptian Religion; Gods and Goddesses; Pharaohs and Queens; Men and Women; Life and Death; and Art and Architecture provide an introduction to art and culture in Ancient Egypt.

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Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe

A Survey of Art in Ancient Egypt from Predynastic Times to the Graeco-Roman Period

Art in Ancient Egypt Volume 2

Apple Books, May 2019 (566.6MB)
135 pages, 732 images, maps, diagrams, videos, and interactive features

In this second volume of Art in Ancient Egypt, the history of the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt is surveyed from Predynastic times to the end of the Roman Period.

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Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe

Art’s History in Europe Part 1

Apple Books, January 2014 (673MB)
over 500 images, videos, maps, diagrams and interactive materials

An introductory survey of art in Prehistoric Europe, Ancient Egypt, Near East, Aegean, and Greece.

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Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe

The Visual Experience of ART

Apple Books, May 2012 (230MB)
191 illustrations, 34 interactives

This book investigates how you visually experience art. It examines how your eyes see and how your brain looks at the various components of different types of art. It explains how you gather impressions and make associations, how you perceive meaning, and how art affects your thoughts, stimulates your emotions, and enhances your life experiences

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Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe

Venus of Willendorf

Apple Books, April 2013 (42.7 MB)

One of the most fascinating archaeological discoveries of the early 20th century is a small Paleolithic stone sculpture known as the Venus of Willendorf. Who is she? we wonder. What does she represent? Is this a portrait of an actual Stone Age woman? Or might this be an image of a prehistoric Mother Goddess? These and other questions are examined in this essay

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Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe

853 Beautiful Victorian Paintings

Apple Books, July 2014 (710 MB)

The book presents 853 Victorian paintings by 163 painters, including 16 women, spanning the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). The paintings, selected for their intrinsic beauty as works of art, are grouped by artist.

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international lecturing
2022

History and Culture along Europe's Atlantic Coast. A series of lectures presented aboard the cruise ship Aegean Odyssey (Road Scholar) sailing from Barcelona (Spain) and visiting Tangier (Morocco), Porto (Portugal), Bilbao (Spain), Le Verdon-sur-Mer (France), Saint-Malo (France), Cherbourg (France), and London (England), June 23-July 8, 2022

History and Culture in the South of France. A series of lectures presented aboard the cruise ship Aegean Odyssey (Road Scholar) sailing from Genoa (Italy) and visiting Ajaccio (Island of Corsica, France), Monte Carlo (Monaco), Nice (France), Toulon (France), Marseilles (France), Sète (France), and Barcelona (Spain), June 13-24, 2022

The Knights Hospitaller and Rhodes, Mykonos Museums, Venetians and Ottomans at Monemvasia. A series of lectures presented aboard the cruise ship Aegean Odyssey (Road Scholar) sailing from Piraeus (Greece) and visiting Heraklion (Island of Crete, Greece), Rhodes (Island of Rhodes, Greece), Marmaris (Turkey), the Island of Mykonos (Greece), and Monemvasia (Peloponnese, Greece), April 15-25, 2022

Polynesian Art, History, and Culture. A series of lectures presented aboard the private luxury residential yacht The World sailing from Honolulu, Hawaii (USA) to Papeete, Tahiti (French Polynesia), January 18-30, 2022

2021

Pirates and Privateers, Atlantis, the Atlantic Ocean, Transatlantic crossings, and the islands of St Barts and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. A series of presentations aboard the cruise ship Riviera (Oceania Cruises) sailing from Civitavecchia (Italy) and visiting Villefranche (France), Barcelona (Spain), Cartagena (Spain), Gustavia (Island of St. Barts [Saint Barthélemy], overseas collectivity of France in the Caribbean), and San Juan (Island of Puerto Rico, unincorporated U.S. territory), November 17-December 3, 2021

2019

History and Culture in Italy, Corsica, Monaco, Southern France, Mallorca, and Spain. A series of lectures presented aboard the cruise ship Sirena (Oceania Cruises) sailing from Civitavecchia (Italy) and visiting Livorno (Italy), Ajaccio (Island of Corsica, France), La Spezia (Italy), Genoa (Italy), Monte Carlo (Monaco), Marseilles (France), Sète (France), Palma de Mallorca (Island of Mallorca, Spain), Valencia (Spain), and Barcelona (Spain), October 1-11, 2019

History and Culture in Greece, Sicily, and Malta. A series of lectures presented aboard the private luxury residential yacht The World sailing from Piraeus (Greece), and stopping at Nafplio (Greece), Siracusa (Island of Sicily, Italy), and Valletta (Malta), April 2-11, 2019

2018

History and Culture in Ireland, England, and France. A series of lectures presented aboard the private luxury residential yacht The World sailing from Dublin (Ireland) and stopping at Cobh (Ireland), St. Mary‘s Island (Isles of Scilly, England), Tresco Island (Isles of Scilly, England), Falmouth (England), Torquay (England), Rouen (France), September 20-30, 2018

History and Culture in Italy and Corsica. A series of lectures presented aboard the private luxury residential yacht The World sailing from Genoa (Italy) and stopping at Portofino (Italy), Livorno (Italy), Piombino (Italy), Portoferraio (Island of Elba, Italy), Porto Ercole (Italy), Bastia (Island of Corsica, France), Porto-Vecchio (Island of Corsica, France), Bonifacio (Island of Corsica, France), Propriano (Island of Corsica, France), Ajaccio (Island of Corsica, France), May 5-22, 2018

2015

Printmaking in Italy and the "Flemish" Contribution. Program teacher in the summer school at the Belgian Academy in Rome, July 6-10, 2015

2013

Art Wars Episode IV: A New Approach. Alumnae Reunion Art History Lecture at Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia, June 1, 2013

2012

Beyond Google: From Research Libraries to Secret Archives. The Fall Lecture 2012 of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia, October 24, 2012

Looking at Pictures: Art History and the Visual Experience. Lecture presented in the Distinguished Professor Series at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida, February 8, 2012

2011

Greek and Italian Art & Archaeology. Five lectures presented as the Smithsonian Speaker aboard the cruise ship Celebrity Equinox (Celebrity Cruises) departing from Rome and visiting Sicily, Athens, Ephesus, Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini, Naples, and Rome, July 8-18, 2011

The Life and Art of Paul Gauguin. A series of five lectures presented aboard the cruise ship Paul Gauguin (Paul Gauguin Cruises) cruising French Polynesia, departing from Papeete, Tahiti, and visiting Huahine, Aitutaki (Cook Islands), Rarotonga (Cook Islands), Bora Bora, Taha'a (Motu Mahana), and Moorea, May 14-25, 2011

The Life and Art of Paul Gauguin and Captain James Cook in Polynesia. A series of five lectures plus one presented aboard the cruise ship Paul Gauguin (Paul Gauguin Cruises) cruising French Polynesia, departing from Papeete, Tahiti, and visiting Huahine, Rarotonga (Cook Islands), Aitutaki (Cook Islands), Bora Bora, Taha'a (Motu Mahana), and Moorea, January 29-February 9, 2011

2010

The Life and Art of Paul Gauguin. A series of five lectures presented aboard the cruise ship Paul Gauguin (Paul Gauguin Cruises) cruising French Polynesia, departing from Papeete, Tahiti, and visiting Fakarava (Tuamoto Archipelago), Fatu Hiva (Marquesas Islands), Hiva Oa (Marquesas Islands), Ua Huka (Marquesas Islands), Nuku Hiva (Marquesas Islands), Huahine, Bora Bora, Taha'a (Motu Mahana), and Moorea, September 4-18, 2010

Ancient Egypt: Saqqara and Giza and The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun. Two lectures presented on the Sweet Briar Alumnae Tour, ‘Egypt and the Eternal Nile’. March 12-28, 2010

2009

Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian Art and Culture. A series of lectures presented aboard the cruise ship Celebrity Equinox (Celebrity Cruises) inaugural cruise departing from Southampton (England), and visiting Le Havre (France), Cherbourg (France), Vigo (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Gibraltar (United Kingdom), Cartagena (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), and Civitavecchia (Italy), August 8-18, 2009

The Life and Art of Paul Gauguin. A series of five lectures presented aboard the cruise ship Paul Gauguin (Regent Seven Seas Cruises) cruising French Polynesia, departing from Papeete, Tahiti, and visiting Rangiroa (Tuamoto Archipelago), Atuona (Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands), Taiohae (Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands), Bora Bora, Taha'a (Motu Mahana), and Moorea, July 4-15, 2009

Ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Italian Art and Culture. A series of lectures presented aboard the cruise ship Legend of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International) departing from Civitavecchia (Italy), and visiting Naples (Italy), Piraeus (Greece), Mykonos (Greece), Rhodes (Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey), Alexandria (Egypt), and Corfu (Greece), June 1-15, 2009

2008

Art and culture in Scandinavia and Russia. A series of lectures presented aboard the cruise ship Jewel of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International) sailing from Harwich (England) and visiting Tallinn (Estonia); St Petersburg (Russia); Helsinki (Finland); Stockholm (Sweden); Copenhagen (Denmark); and Oslo (Norway), August 3-15, 2008

2007

Art and culture in the Western Mediterranean. A series of lectures presented aboard the cruise ship Sea Princess (Princess Cruises) sailing from Southampton, England, and visiting Cadiz (Spain); Barcelona (Spain); Monte Carlo (Monaco); Livorno (Italy); Civitavecchia (Italy); Alghero (Island of Sardinia, Italy); Palma de Mallorca (Island of Mallorca, Spain); and Gibraltar, August 4-18, 2007

Greek art and culture. A series of lectures presented aboard the cruise ship Legend of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International) sailing from Civitavecchia (Italy) and visiting Mykonos (Greece); Kusadasi (Turkey); Rhodes (Greece); Limassol (Cyprus); Alexandria (Egypt); Piraeus (Greece); and Naples (Italy), June 12-24, 2007

2006

Jesus and Mary, Leonardo and Dan Brown: A New Look at The Da Vinci Code. Public lecture presented by invitation at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 31, 2006

2000

Dr. Digital: Teaching Art History in a Wired World. Sweet Briar College Friends of Art lecture given at The National Arts Club, New York City, November, 2000

1996

Conversations with a Cunning Serpent: Eve, Art, and the Image of Woman. Sweet Briar College Friends of Art lecture given at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., October, 1996



articles (printed)
Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe
The Chapel of the Courtesan
and the Quarrel of the Magdalens


The Art Bulletin 84 (2002): 273-292
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Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe
Vasari’s Knighthood
(revised and updated version of 1991 article)

Giorgio Vasari 1511–1574
The Painter of the Szeged Annunciation

Edited by Szabó Tamás and Zombori István
(Szeged: Móra Ferenc Múzeum, 2011), 81-85
(in English and Hungarian)
Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe
Gregory XIII and
the Accademia di S. Luca


Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 54 (2009): 107-118
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Dürer's Prodigal Son. Source: Notes in the History of Art 17 (1998): 7-13.
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Two Avvisi, Caravaggio, and Giulio Mancini. Source: Notes in the History of Art 12 (1993): 22-29.
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Cesare Ripa and the Sala Clementina. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 55 (1992): 277-282.
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Giovanni Battista Mercati: notizie sui dipinti e sulle incisioni. Bollettino d'Arte 76 (1992): 53-70.

Herrera's Papal Privilegio for the Escorial Prints. Print Quarterly 9 (1992): 177-180.
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Christopher Plantin's Papal Privileges: Documents in the Vatican Archives. De Gulden Passer 69 (1991): 133-143.

Some Letters and Some Prints Dedicated to the Medici by Cherubino Alberti. Sixteenth Century Journal 22 (1991): 641-660.
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Vasari's Knighthood, Source: Notes in the History of Art 6 (1991): 9-13.
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Privilegio Papale per la pubblicazione degli statuti dell'Ordine di San Giovanni di Malta (Roma, 1588) / The Privilegio for the Publication of the Statutes of the Order of St. John in Malta (Rome, 1588). Rivista Internazionale del Sovrano Ordine di Malta 23 (1991): 28-38 (in Italian and English).

Cherubino Alberti and the Ownership of Engraved Plates, Print Quarterly 6 (1989): 160-169.
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Raffaellino del Colle and Giulio Romano's Holy Family with Saints in S. Maria dell'Anima, Gazette des Beaux-Arts 114 (1989): 51-62.

An Annunciation by Giovanni Battista Cungi. Burlington Magazine 131 (1989): 849-851.
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A Vasari Assistant: Giovanni Paolo del Colle. Source: Notes in the History of Art 6 (1987): 23-26.
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An Illusionistic Oculus by the Alberti Brothers in the Scala Santa. Gazette des Beaux-Arts 110 (1987): 61-72.

Sixtus V and the Scala Santa. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 44 (1985): 168-179.
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A New Fresco by Cherubino Alberti in the Vatican. Source: Notes in the History of Art 4 (1984): 12-16.
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Giuseppe Porta's Frontispiece for Francesco Marcolini's Sorti. Arte Veneta 37 (1983): 170-174.

The Vatican Apartment of Cinzio Aldobrandini: Notes & Documents. Archivum Historiae Pontificiae 19 (1981): 173-189.
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ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

    Agostino dei Musi
    Baviera
    Antonio Salamanca
    Properzia de' Rossi
    Bernardino Passeri
The Dictionary of Art (London: Macmillan, 1996)
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All five entries also published in Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art (London: Macmillan, 2000).
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papers

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Perception and Visual Culture. Presented in the session "Using, Reusing, and Abusing the Ideals and Forms of the Ancient Past" at the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) conference in Cambridge, England, April 6-10, 2005

Gregory XIII and the Academy of St. Luke in Rome. Presented in the session "Gregory XIII, I: Rome and the Vatican," at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (SCSC), Toronto, Canada, October, 2004

Best Sellers? Studying Prints in Sixteenth-Century Italy. Presented in the session "Continuity and Change: The State of Research on Sixteenth-Century Italian Art," at the conference of the College Art Association (CAA), Seattle, February, 2004

Looking at Pictures: Art History and the Perception of Visual Images. Presented in the session "Art, Science and Visual Studies" at the conference "Making Connections," Association of Art Historians (AAH), Oxford, England, March, 2001

Art History and Technology: A Brief History; New Directions. Presented in the session "Using Technology to Teach Art History" at the Annual Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Louisville, Kentucky, October, 2000 (See also the website)

What's the Dilemma? Teaching Art History on the Web. Presented in the Visual Resources Association (VRA) session "Into Hot Water? The Digital Dilemma - Issues and Answers" at the Annual Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Miami Beach, Florida, October, 1998

Mary Magdalen in Renaissance Art. Presented by invitation at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies conference on "Mary Magdalen in History and Legend," University of California at Los Angeles, May, 1997

Cum Privilegio: Copyright in Renaissance. Presented in the session "History, Art, and Copyright" at the conference of the College Art Association (CAA), New York, February, 1997

Venice and Rome: The Print Connection in the Sixteenth Century. Presented in the session "Italian Art 1300-1700: Venice and Rome" at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Washington, D.C., Fall, 1995. Abstract published in Southeastern College Art Conference Review XIII (1996): 83

The Shifting Identity of Mary Magdalen in the Renaissance. Presented in the session "The Renaissance Woman II" at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (SCSC), St. Louis, Missouri, Fall, 1993

Prints and Copyright in 16th Century Italy. Presented at the Alumni Symposium: Art History for the 1990s: Marking Change in the Museum, the Academy, and the Marketplace, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Spring, 1993

Raphael, Giulio Romano, and the Chapel of the Courtesan. Presented in the session "The Italian Renaissance Chapel: Patrons, Programs, and Problems" at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Memphis, Tenn., Fall, 1991. Abstract published in Southeastern College Art Conference Review XII (1992): 118-119

Vasari's Vita of Marcantonio Raimondi: Some Remarks on Interpretation. Presented at Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Winter Park, Florida, Fall, 1988. Abstract published in Southeastern College Art Conference Review XI (1989): 324-325


SEMINAR PAPERS

Print Shop Rivalry in Sixteenth-Century Rome. Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Renaissance/Reformation Seminar (MARRS) at Sweet Briar College, Virginia, March 4, 2006

Papal Plans for the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. Presented in the Robert H. Smith Seminar on the Accademia di San Luca at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., December 9-10, 2004



essays (printed)

Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe
Water: Cult & Culture
in

The Perfect Flow (2008)
Grohe AG, Feldmühleplatz 15, Düsseldorf, Germany
Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe
Bye bye, slides / Bye bye, carousels / Hello Internet / I think I'm a-gonna cry-y
in

Teaching Art History with New Technologies: Reflections and Case Studies
Edited by Kelly Donahue-Wallace, Laetitia La Follette and Andrea Pappas (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008).
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Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe
Art, Pleasure, and Love
in

The Love: Of the Fifth Spiritual Paradigm
Narrated by Laurel, Oracle Institute Press, 2010).
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novels (to be published)

The Jerusalem Project
The Woman From Eden
Ned Reisner’s Chronicle



websites

ART HISTORY RESOURCES WEBSITE

Links to art history resources

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  • Prehistoric Art
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  • Art in Ancient Greece
  • Art in Ancient Rome
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  • ONLINE ESSAYS & ARTICLES

    
    

    Stonehenge

    Menkaure and His Queen

    Minoan Snake Goddess
    
    

    podcasts
    
    
    ART HISTORY in just a minute

    Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper

    Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

    Albrecht Dürer’s Prodigal Son
    
    

    videos


    In the Hypostyle Hall at Karnak in Egypt

    Hot-air balloon ride over Thebes in Egypt

    Monet's water-lily pond at Giverny
    
    

    Dancers on Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands

    Paul Gauguin’s House on Hiva Oa
    
    

    television

    2009

    Featured as an expert on Leonardo da Vinci in episode 2, Da Vinci’s Armageddon, in the series The Nostrodamus Effect aired on the History Channel, beginning September 16, 2009

    
    

    theatre (acting)
    1998
    “Friar Francis” in William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (Sweet Briar College Theatre Production)

    1996
    “Avram” in Fiddler on the Roof (Sweet Briar College Theatre Production)

    1994
    “Koryphaios of Men” in Aristophanes’ Lysistrata (Sweet Briar College Theatre Production)

    1992
    “Petulant” in William Congreve’s The Way of the World (Sweet Briar College Theatre Production)

    1990
    “Theseus” in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sweet Briar College Theatre Production)

    
    

    miscellaneous

    LECTURES & WORKSHOPS ON TECHNOLOGY

    Teaching on the Web. Invited lecture in the session "Getting Started with Technology in the Classroom" (VFIC and DuPont Faculty Technology Initiative), Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, June, 2000

    Teaching Using the Web. Presentation in a Workshop for Faculty in the Humanities (VFIC and DuPont Faculty Technology Initiative), Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, June 1999

    Web / Images / Teaching / Research. Invited lecture and workshop at the First Annual Meeting of the Art History Webmasters Association, University of Québec at Montréal, Canada, March, 1998

    COLLOQUIUM

    The Portals of Art History. Colloquium attended by invitation sponsored by the Mellon Foundation at The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, May 11-12, 2007

    EDITORIAL BOARDS

    Primary Sources On Copyright (1450-1900)
    Arts (2011–2018)

    OTHER PUBLICATIONS


    Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe and Carol Lea Clark ART: Hits on the Web (Thomson Learning, 2002, earlier editions published 2001, 2000)
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    Sacredness in TheoSophia 69 (June 2008): 16-17. Official magazine of the Theosophical Society in New Zealand

    Seeing Through Art: A Course on Images of Women and Men in Western Art in Transformations 6 (1995): 16-38
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    personal

    Early Life
    Born: November 17, 1949
    Place of Birth: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
    Residences:
    Warborough Farm, Letcombe Regis, Nr. Wantage, Berkshire, England (1949-1952)
    Hampstead Norreys, Nr. Newbury, Berkshire, England (1952-1956)
    Compton, Nr. Newbury, Berkshire, England (1956-1968)

    Schools:
    Norreys Ash School, Newbury, Berkshire, England
    St. Bartholomew‘s School, Andover Road, Newbury, Berkshire, England (1961-1963)
    Reading School (boarder: East Wing), Erleigh Road, Reading, Berkshire, England (1963-1968)