PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXVII

supervisor: Prof. Stefano Pierguidi

Research: Caravaggio’s critical fortune in Europe: from 1680 to 1815

Violeta Kovalenko (Kiev, 1992) earned her first B.A. in Cultural Studies in Kiev and then continued her studies at the La Sapienza University of Rome, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in History of Art in 2017 defending a thesis entitled “An example of early Christian revival: the church of San Vitale in Rome at the end of the sixteenth century” (supervisor Prof. Stefano Pierguidi). She graduated with honors obtaining an M.A. in Art History in March 2021 at the same University with a thesis entitled "The critical fortune of Caravaggesque naturalism in France in the eighteenth century: analysis of periegetic literature" (supervisor Prof. Stefano Pierguidi; co-supervisor prof. Massimo Moretti).
During her student career she participated in various internships where she carried out bibliographic and archival research useful for the restoration works of the Rooms of San Luigi Gonzaga at the Collegio Romano, Church of Santa Francesca Romana ai Fori, Galleria Doria Pamphilj. Currently, she is a Ph.D. Candidate (XXXVII cycle) in Art History with the project “Caravaggio’s critical fortune in Europe: from 1680 to 1815” that aims at the investigation of Caravaggesque naturalism reception in the XVIIIth century Europe, paying close attention on the French critical and historiographical background.
She is a Subject Expert in Museology and Interpretative and scientific literature on art (L-ART/04), a.y. 2021-2022.

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