Shelley Perlove

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Shelley Perlove

Professor Emerita

Office Location(s): 2139 Thayer Building
Phone: 734.615.8488
sperlove@umich.edu
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  • Fields of Study
    • Dutch art
    • Italian Baroque
  • About

    Shelley Perlove, Professor Emerita of the History of Art of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, specializes in Italian and Dutch art of the 17th century. Her scholarly interests include art and religious culture in early modern Europe, the Hebrew Bible, material culture, and the visual arts, and visual typology in 16th century art. She is the author of two, award-winning books published by Penn State University Press: Bernini and the Idealization of Death, and more recently with Larry Silver, Rembrandt’s Faith: Church and Temple in the Dutch Golden Age. She has written more than 30 articles, essays and reviews appearing in such journals as Burlington Magazine, Gazette des Beaux Arts, and Artibus et Historiae and has curated five exhibitions devoted to early modern prints. Most recently she served as consultant to the exhibition, “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus,” which opened at the Louvre. Her current book project investigates the religious works of Rembrandt’s Dutch followers.

  • Education
    • PhD University of Michigan