University of Rochester
Paul Duro

Paul Duro

PhD, University of Essex, UK, 1984
Interm Chair Deptartment of Art and Art History - Spring 2013
Humanities Project Committee

Department of Art & Art History
522 Morey Hall
(585) 275-9262

  • Interests:
  • Academies
  • History painting and hierarchy of genres
  • Mimesis and imitation
  • Boundaries and frames in the constitution of the artwork
  • The pictorial sublime
  • Art theory and the origins of modern picturing
  • Science and visual representation
  • Publications
  • The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth-Century France, Cambridge University Press, 1997
  • The Rhetoric of the Frame: Essays on the Boundaries of the Artwork, Cambridge University Press, 1996
  • Essential Art Theory, Bloomsbury, 1995
  • Articles Amp; Book Chapters:
  • Art History, Partisan Canons, A Companion to Art Theory
  • Art and the Academy in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Age of Romanticism and Revolution: An Oxford Companion to British Culture
  • Grove Dictionary of Art
  • The Bloomsbury Guide to Art
  • Les Collections: Fables et Programmes
  • Australian Journal of Art
  • Oxford Art Journal,Gazette des Beaux - Arts, Women's Art Journal, and Bulletin de la Societe de L'histoire de l'art Francais
  • Courses:
  • AH 202/402 The Rhetoric of the Frame
  • AH 306/506 The Sublime in Visual Culture
  • AH 308/508 Art and Imitation