Corinna Gallori - Ph.D.
Ph.D. in History and Criticism of Artistic and Environmental Heritage, University of Milan, Italy
M.A. in Art History, University of Milan, Italy
Teaching since 2014
Corinna Gallori’s background is in art history. Her interest is focused on religious imagery and the migration of images and artifacts from Europe to other countries (and vice versa) in the early modern era.
Corinna Gallori favors an object-based approach that stresses the importance of issues of materiality and context, and of never isolating art from its cultural and social roots. While connoisseurship skills are vital when dealing with art, moving beyond the aesthetic level is extremely important. Art carries meaning(s). Thus, art history encourages people to think, helps develop the confidence to articulate ideas and opinions about the past. As present-day society relies heavily on the visual, the knowledge and awareness of how such messages are structured help to develop a not-passive attitude, both creative and critical, and is an important asset for all, whether or not they plan to pursue an art historical career.