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Penny Jolly
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Penny Howell Jolly, Professor of Art History and William R. Kenan Professor of Liberal Arts, received her B.A. from Oberlin College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches courses in medieval and Renaissance European art and architecture, from 3rd-century Early Christian imagery through art of the 16th century. Her publications on 15th-century Flemish and Italian painting, by artists such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Jacques Daret, and Antonello da Messina, have appeared in various journals, including The Art Bulletin, The Burlington Magazine, the Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, and Oud Holland. In 1997, she published a book on a 13th-century mosaic cycle entitled Made in God's Image? Eve and Adam in the Genesis Mosaics at San Marco, Venice. Her current work focuses on gender issues in 15th-century art, particularly imagery that relates to pregnancy, maternity, and breastfeeding.

Jan van Eyck, Arnolfini Portrait, 1434 (London, National Gallery) Detail of Virgin Martyrs from Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, mid-6th century
View of interior of La Sainte Chapelle, Paris, c. 1250  
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