Scholarship and Publications

Dr. Shelley Perlove has devoted more than 35 years to the research and publication of scholarship on Renaissance and Baroque art in Italy, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. In 2011 she was honored to receive the Distinguished Research Award on her campus. She has written numerous articles appearing in prestigious international journals in France, Sweden, the Netherlands, England, Austria, Germany, Canada, and of course, the United States. She has authored seven books and exhibition catalogues on various 16th and 17th century artists including Piranesi, Dürer, Bernini, Guercino, and Rembrandt. Her exhibition catalog, “Pursuit of Faith: Etchings by Rembrandt in the Thrivent Collection,” received extremely high praise. Her book, Bernini and the Idealization of Death published by Penn State Press was recognized by the Gustav Arlt Humanities Book Award. Her more recent book on Rembrandt, co-authored with Larry Silver, Rembrandt’s Faith: Church and Temple in the Dutch Golden Age, published by Penn State Press in 2009, won the prestigious Bainton Prize of the Sixteenth Century Society, and was a finalist for the highly-competitive Charles Rufus Morey College Art Association book award in 2009, and won the Brown-Weiss Newberry Library award. She is also the author/editor with George Keyes of Seventeenth-Century Drawings in Midwestern Collections. The  Age of Bernini, Rembrandt, and Poussin, published by Notre Dame University Press in 2015, and with Dagmar Eichberger, Visual Typology in Early Modern Europe: Continuity and Expansion" to appear this Fall with Brepols. She has also written numerous articles, essays, and reviews appearing in such major journals as Burlington Magazine, Gazette des Beaux Arts, and Artibus et Historiae, and has curated five exhibitions devoted to early modern prints. In 2012 she served as consultant and contributing author to the exhibition, “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus,” which opened at Louvre, and traveled to Philadelphia and Detroit. Her most recent research book project is the study of Rembrandt's pupils. Click link below to see Shelley's complete publication list.