Felicia Else has been carrying out research on the work of sixteenth-century sculptor and architect, Bartolomeo Ammannati, particularly his Neptune Fountain in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence. She is currently writing an interdisciplinary book for Ashgate Press, The Politics of Water in the Art and Festival of Medici Florence: from Neptune Fountain to Naumachia (2015). She has published articles in Burlington Magazine, Sixteenth Century Journal, Imago Mundi and Medicea. Rivista interdisciplinare di studi medicei, Sculpture Journal and Explorations in Renaissance Culture. Her teaching draws on her passion for art, history and study abroad. Her courses cover art from Antiquity to the Baroque as well as a First-year Seminar on Art, Money and Power in Renaissance Florence. She team-taught an interdisciplinary course, Wonders of Nature and Artifice: the Renaissance Quest for Knowledge, with Kay Etheridge in Biology, helping students to curate an exhibition in Schmucker Art Gallery, The Gettysburg Cabinet. For related images, panoramic views, catalogue entries and a College press release, visit this link: http://gettysburgwondercabinet.wikispaces.com/
For more about her research and her forthcoming book, The Politics of Water in the Art and Festivals of Medici Florence: From Neptune Fountain to Naumachia, visit this blog post.
Felicia Marlene Else
Chairperson/Associate Professor, Art and Art History
Phone: (717) 337 - 6142
Box: Campus Box 2452
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
PhD Washington University in St. Louis, 2003
Italian Renaissance Art