Research: “To be more and more versed in that science”. The study of human body between scientific and artistic practice between the 17th and the 19th centuries.
Eleonora Del Riccio was born in Rome in 1991. In 2014 she was awarded a bachelor degree in Historic and Artistic Studies from Sapienza University of Rome, with a thesis in art criticism titled "The detail and the expression. Giovanni Morelli's method and Aby Warburg's Types in the 19th century experimental psychology research," written under the supervision of Prof Claudia Cieri Via. In 2016 she earned her master degree with a thesis on Jean Barbault’s etchings titled: “Barbault carves the figures. Ancient and modern Rome in Jean Barbault's etchings”, with Prof Valter Curzi as supervisor and Prof Novella Narbolani as co-supervisor. In the same year she joined the “Percorso d’Eccellenza”, attending a stage in the National Gallery of Ancient Art (Palazzo Barberini) where she studied the portrait of Abbondio Rezzonico painted by Pompeo Batoni.
Between 2016 and 2017 she attended a Second Level Master on Management of Cultural and Artistic Assets (MaBAC) held by the Ca’Foscari University of Venice and ESCP Europe of Paris. This was followed by an internship at Christie’s Milan and one at the Press Office of the Vatican Museums.
Between 2018 and 2019 she attended the XV edition of the Master in Economy and Management for Art and Cultural Heritage, at the Sole24ore Business School. During the master she started an internship at Fondazione Venetian Heritage onlus, which then gave her a position, dealing with fundraising and helping in the restoration sites’ managing activities.
She wrote for Grafica d’Arte and Exibart. Between 2014 and 2019 she conceived and edited the artistic column of Rivista d Psichiatria, published by Pensiero Scientifico Editore. In 2021 she edited and produced, together with colleague Giulia Graffi the first 20 episodes of a podcast called “Questo non è un podcast sull’arte” (This is not an art podcast). In the same year she started a collaboration with Nuova Fondazione Rossana e Carlo Pedretti and in September 2021 she took part in the Advanced Training Course in Museology and Museography, organised by the Sapienza University in Palazzo Butera, Palermo.
During the years she developed a strong interest in interdisciplinary practices between in art and science. She is currently attending the a Phd Program in Art History. Her research topic is the study of anatomy between the end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 19th.
She is fluent in English and French, intermediate in Spanish and elementary in German.termidiate in Spanish and elementry in German.