Dr Francois Quiviger

Contact details

Dr Francois Quiviger
B.A., Art history, University of Montreal (1980); M.A., Art History, University of Montreal (1982); Ph.D. Combined Historical Studies, Warburg Institute, University of London (1989)
Associate Fellow
Warburg Institute
Email address:

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Academic Support, Classics, Cultural memory, Digital resources, Digitisation, Early Modern, History of art, Medieval History, Modern History , Photography
Summary of research interests and expertise:

The relation that representational arts bear to ancient and modern theories of the mind and of sensory perception.
Early modern ideas and beliefs about imagination images.
History and representation of wine and wine consumption.

Spoken Written
German Intermediate -
Italian Fluent Intermediate
Latin Intermediate -
Portuguese Intermediate -
French Fluent Good
Spanish Intermediate -
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Feb-2014 Review of James McHugh’s Sandalwood and Carrion: Smell in Indian Religion and Culture


 Review of James McHugh’s Sandalwood and Carrion: Smell in Indian Religion and Culture’, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 77/1, February 2014, pp. 241-243.

01-Jan-2014 Arts and the Senses: Representation and Reception of Renaissance Sensations’, in A Cultural History of the Senses

Edited Book

 ‘Arts and the Senses: Representation and Reception of Renaissance Sensations’, in A Cultural History of the Senses, vol. X, ed. Herman Roodenburg, London, Bloomsbury Publishers, 2014, p. 169-201;

12-Jun-2013 From Paris to Rome, Hamburg and London. Aspects of the Afterlife of Giordano Bruno in the Twentieth Century'

Conference papers

In: Turning Traditions Upside Down: Rethinking Giordano Bruno's Enlightenment..., Budapest-New York 2013, pp. 237-247.

04-Jun-2010 The sensory World of Italian Renaissance art

London: Reaktion Books

01-Jan-2010 Images of the pagan gods : papers of a conference in memory of Jean Seznec

London: The Warburg Institute. My contribution is a digital collection of the source material discussed by the contributors to the volume.

01-Jan-2008 Aby Warburg, Giordano Bruno and Mnemonics in Mnemosyne


01-Jan-2008 'Célébrations académiques et débats sur l'art : Benvenuto Cellini et l’Orazione in Lode della pittura de Lionardo Salviati

Conference papers

Les Académies dans l’Europe humaniste. Idéaux et pratiques. Geneva

01-Jan-2007 Memento mori


Essay in the catalogue of an exhibition held at Hamiltons, London, 6-22 June 2007.

01-Jan-2007 Relief is in the mind: observations on Renaissance Low-Relief sculpture


01-Jan-2005 Signifier le vide: la nature morte au melon de Juan Sanchez Cotán


Littératures classiques. 56. (Discours et enjeux de la vanité).

01-Jan-2004 Fleurs éparpillées dans deux tableaux du Cinquecento vénitien : essai d'iconographie olfactive


Flore au Paradis. Glasgow Emblem Studies. 9

01-Jan-2003 Honey from Heaven : aspects of the topos of the bees in Renaissance artistic literature


Visuelle Topoi. Erfindung und tradiertes Wissen in den Künsten der italienischen Renaissance. München-Berlin.

01-Jan-2003 'The brush in poetry and practice: Agnolo Bronzino's Capitolo del pennello


Poetry on Art Renaissance to Romanticism, ed. T. Frangenberg, Donnington 2003.

01-Jan-2003 Seeing and looking in the Renaissance


Essay in the catalogue: La vista y la visión, Valencia

01-Jan-2002 Postural sense and Human figure in Renaissance art

Conference papers

01-Jan-2002 Renaissance Art Theories


From: A companion to art theory, ed. P. Smith, C. Wilde, Oxford 2002

01-Jan-2000 'Imagining and composing stories in the Renaissance

Pictorial Composition from Medieval to Modern Art. London-Turin

01-Jan-1997 Andromède et ses commentateurs au XVIe siècle

Offprint from: Andromède ou le héros à l'épreuve de la beauté. Actes du colloque... 1995. 1997.
Subject Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D. Metamorphoses -- Commentaries. Andromeda (Greek mythology) in literature.

01-Jan-1995 The presence of artists in literary academies

Italian academies of the sixteenth century. London

01-Jan-1992 Caravaggio


Scala Books : London

01-Jan-1991 An Academic Banquet in Siena: Delle feste fatte da' Filomati

Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. 54

01-Jan-1990 Arts visuels et exégèse littéraire à Florence de 1540-1560

Conference papers

Les commentaires et la naissance de la critique littéraire: France/Italie (14e-16e siècles). Actes du colloque, Paris 1988.

01-Jan-1988 Arts visuels, iconographie et déraison dans l'oeuvre d'Anton Francesco Doni


Trois. 3.

01-Jan-1987 Benedetto Varchi and the visual arts


Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. 50.

01-Jan-1987 Il dolce inganno : art d'aimer et art de peindre au temps de la Renaissance


Trois. 2

Publications available on SAS-space

Additional Publications

Publications available in Senate House Libraries

Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
25-Oct-2013 Bacchic Sculpture in Rome

 Sculpture in Rome, Rethinking Classicism Questioning Materiality
A workshop exploring the commissioning, making and marketing of sculpture in sixteenth-century Rome; The Warburg Institute 25 October 2013

13-Oct-2013 Aby Warburg, Art, Neuroscience and Psychonalysis Round-table day 1

 A two day symposium held at the Helix Center, Institute of Psychoanalysis, New York 

24-May-2013 Visual representations of non-visual sensations in early modern painting

Pictorial Paradoxes: Philosophy, Psychology and the Visual Arts, Institute of Philosophy, Senate House, 23-24 May 2013

09-May-2013 Bacchus in Academy

Convegno Internazionale Le virtuose adunanze. Emblemi, simboli, linguaggi, Sperlonga. 9 -10 May 2013,

Consultancy & Media
Available for consultancy:
Back to top