Maria H. Loh
Maria Hsiuya Loh is an internationally recognized expert in the field of early modern Italian art and theory. She is best known for her work on Venetian art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, particularly Titian and the numerous copies and variants that his works have inspired. Loh is the author of Titian Remade: Repetition and the Transformation of Early Modern Italian Art, Still Lives: Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master (completed during her membership at the IAS in 2012–13), and Titian’s Touch: Art, Magic & Philosophy. Through her scholarship, she has developed radical new approaches to key issues in the field of art history, producing groundbreaking work on originality and repetition, and the emergence of the early modern artist. Loh has also written on rainbow imagery in Stuart England, melancholia and the Renaissance in nineteenth-century Italy, remakes in Chinese cinema, repetition in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, and the work of contemporary artists such as Sherrie Levine. She is an advocate for the critical role of art history as a humanistic discipline and for the public humanities at large. Her forthcoming book—Liquid Sky: Visual Representations of the Early Modern Sky—will be written for a general audience.