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Diana Gisolfi is currently chairperson of the Porter Prize jury at the College Art Association. Her book, Paolo Veronese and the Practice of Painting in Late Renaissance Venice is to be published by Yale University Press in 2016. This book looks at painting practice in the Republic of Venice in the late sixteenth century. Paolo Veronese provides a center line for the argument. It begins with the visual, cultural and practical environment of Verona, bringing in his training, and moves to the capital city with his first commissions (1551) and the challenges of other master painters in the city of Venice. Specifics of practice such as preparatory drawings, transfer systems, workshop procedures, collaboration, and process on various surfaces are continually viewed in the context of patronage and culture including contemporary art theory.

To learn more about the Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize please visit http://www.collegeart.org/awards/porter