Margherita Clavarino

PHD Student

M Clavarino

margherita.clavarino@postgrad.sas.ac.uk
 

Miraculous Prints in Early Modern Italy

Supervisors:  Joanne Anderson /Bill Sherman
 

Research interests

Works on Paper I Miraculous Imagery | Cartelami 

My doctoral thesis focuses on early modern prints in Emilia-Romagna which were believed to have miraculous powers. To give one example, the Madonna of the Blood of Bagno di Romanga (FC) is a fifteenth-century woodcut which suddenly bled. Since miraculous prints are generally anonymous religious prints, objects of devotion and adoration, my research goes beyond the boundaries of the history of art, drawing on other disciplines, such as religious studies, anthropology and history. During the 2000s, miraculous images became the focus of sustained scholarly enquiry but little has been specifically written about miraculous prints with the exception of Lisa Pon’s A Printed Icon in Early Modern Italy. Forlì’s Madonna of the Fire (2015). It offers great insight into the individual work and its singular story but without examining the broader category of miraculous prints to which the woodcut belongs, leaving the door open for a more systematic study.

 

Education

2017-Present, PhD History of Art - The Warburg Institute

2016-2017, MA History of Art (Print Culture and the Early Modern Arts) - The Courtauld Institute of Art

2013-2016, BA Economics and Management of Art - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano

 

Funding

2018-2019, Warburg Institute Bursary

Grants and Fellowships

2018, Warburg Institute Travel Fund

2018, Samuel H. Kress Foundation CAA Conference Travel Fellowship for International Scholars

 

Publications

Clavarino, Margherita. "Miraculous Prints in Early Modern Liguria." In Remarkable Things: The Agency of Objecthood and the Power of Materiality, forthcoming.

Clavarino, Margherita. "Stampe miracolose nell'Emilia-Romagna del 1400-1600: La Madonna del Sangue." Grafica d’arte, forthcoming.

Clavarino, Margherita, and Margherita Priarone. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). Capolavori a bulino. Exh. cat. Genoa: Sagep, 2019.

 

Conference Papers

"The Ecclesiastical Enshrinement of Miraculous Prints in Early Modern Emilia-Romagna." Reframing, Coronation and Re-installation of Marian Images, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, 7-8 December 2018.

"The Madonna Bianca of Portovenere." Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Materialism and Ephemeral Prints, CAA 106th Annual Conference (Association of Prints Scholars), Los Angeles, 21-24 February 2018.

"Miraculous Prints in Early Modern Liguria." Remarkable Things: The Agency of Objecthood and the Power of Materiality, University of Warwick, Coventry, 10 March 2018.

 

Conferences Organised

2017-2018, London, The Warburg Institute

Co-organised and chaired the symposium Mnemonic Waves.

 

2015-2016 Milan, ICOM

Co-organised the conference Museums and Cultural Landscapes.

 

 

Other Activities

2019, Vienna, Albertina, Cataloguer (Klebebänden Project)

 

2018-2019, Genoa, Musei di Strada Nuova, Curator

Curated with Margherita Priarone the exhibition Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). Capolavori a bulino.

 

2017, London, Cortesi Gallery, Gallery and Research Assistant

 

2017, London, Masterpiece, Sales Assistant

 

2015, Milan, La Triennale di Milano, Cultural mediator

 

 

Professional Affiliations

​Ars Graphica I Association of Prints Scholars I Courtauld Association I ICOM I Works on Paper Study Group