Walter S. Melion

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Walter S. Melion

Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History

Art History Department
Emory University
139 Carlos Hall
Atlanta, GA 30322

404.727.2599

walter.melion@emory.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Publications

WALTER S. MELION (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1988)

Research Interests

Walter Melion is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History at Emory University in Atlanta, where he has taught since 2004 and currently chairs the Art History Department. He was previously Professor and Chair of Art History at The Johns Hopkins University.  He has published extensively on Dutch and Flemish art and art theory of the 16th and 17th centuries, on Jesuit image-theory, on the relation between theology and aesthetics in the early modern period, and on the artist Hendrick Goltzius. In addition to monographs on Jerónimo Nadal's Adnotationes et meditationes in Evangelia (2003-2007) and on scriptural illustration in the 16th-century Low Countries (2009), his books include Shaping the Netherlandish Canon: Karel van Mander's `Schilder-Boeck' (Chicago: 1991) and The Meditative Art: Studies in the Northern Devotional Print, 1550-1625 (Philadelphia: 2009). He is co-editor of Image and Imagination of the Religious Self in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Turnhout: 2008), Early Modern Eyes (Leiden: 2010), Meditatio-Refashioning the Self: Theory and Practice in Late Medieval and Early Modern Intellectual Culture (Leiden: 2010), The Authority of the Word: Reflecting on Image and Text in Northern Europe, 1400-1700 (Leiden: 2011), and Ut pictura meditatio: The Meditative Image in Northern Art, 1500-1700, amongst other volumes. He was elected Foreign Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010.

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Selected Publications

Books:

Shaping the Netherlandish Canon: Karel van Mander's "Schilder-Boeck" (Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 1991)

The Art of Vision in Jerome Nadal's "Adnotationes et meditationes in Evangelia" [Volume 1 of Jerome Nadal,"Annotations and Meditations on the Liturgical Gospels," trans. Father F. Homann, S.J.] (Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press, 2003)

The Meditative Art: Studies in the Northern Devotional Print, 1550-1625 (Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press, 2009)

Editions:

Cultural Differentiation and Cultural Identity in the Visual Arts, co-ed., S. J. Barnes (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1989)

Images of Memory: On Remembering and Representation, co-ed., S. Küchler (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991)

Image & Imagination of the Religious Self in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, co-eds. R. Falkenburg and T. Richardson (Turnhout: Brepols Press, Spring 2008)

Early Modern Eyes [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 13], eds. W. S. Melion and L. Palmer Wandel (Leiden: Brill, 2009)

Scripture for the Eyes: Bible Illustration in Netherlandish Prints of the Sixteenth Century [exh. cat., Museum of Biblical Art, New York City; Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta], eds. J. Clifton and W. S. Melion (London and New York: Museum of Biblical Art and D. Giles Ltd., 2009)

Meditatio - Refashioning the Self: Theory and Practice in Late Medieval and Early Modern Intellectual Culture [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 17], eds. K. A. E. Enenkel and W. S. Melion (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011)

The Authority of the Word: Reflecting on Image and Text in Northern Europe, 1400-1700 [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 20], eds. C. Brusati, K. A. E. Enenkel, and W. S. Melion (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011)

`Ut pictura meditatio': The Meditative Image in Northern Art, 1500-1700 [Proteus: Studies in Early Modern Identity Formation 4], eds. W. Melion, R. Dekoninck, and A. Guiderdoni-Bruslé (Turnhout: 2012)

Recent Articles:

"Parabolic Analogy and Spiritual Discernment in Jéronimo Nadal's Adnotationes et meditationes in Evangelia of 1595," in L. Stelling, H. Hendrix, and T. M. Richardson, eds., The Turn of the Soul: Representations of Religious Conversion in Early Modern Art and Literature [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 23] (Leiden & Boston: 2012), 291-338

"Venus/Venius: On the Artistic Identity of Otto Vaenius and his Doctrine of the Image," in S. McKeown, ed., Otto Vaenius and his Emblem Books [Glasgow Emblem Studies 15] (Glasgow: 2012), 1-53

"Introduction: Meditating on Pictures," in `Ut pictura meditatio': The Meditative Image in Northern Art, 1500-1700 [Proteus: Studies in Early Modern Identity Formation 4], eds. W. Melion, R. Dekoninck, and A. Guiderdoni-Bruslé (Turnhout: 2012), xxxiii-xxxvii

"Meditative Images and the Portrayal of Image-Based Meditation," in `Ut pictura meditatio': The Meditative Image in Northern Art, 1500-1700 [Proteus: Studies in Early Modern Identity Formation 4], eds. W. Melion, R. Dekoninck, and A. Guiderdoni-Bruslé (Turnhout: 2012), 1-60

"From Mystical Garden to Gospel Harmony: Willem van Branteghem on the Soul's Conformation to Christ," in Ut pictura meditatio': The Meditative Image in Northern Art, 1500-1700 [Proteus: Studies in Early Modern Identity Formation 4], eds. W. Melion, R. Dekoninck, and A. Guiderdoni-Bruslé (Turnhout: 2012), 107-155

"In sensus cadentem imaginem: Varieties of the Spiritual Image in Theodoor Galle's Life of the Blessed Father Ignatius of Loyola of 1610," in Religion and the Senses in Early Modern Europe [Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture], eds. W. de Boer and C. Göttler (Leiden and Boston: 2013), 63-107

"`Conspicitur prior usque fulgor': On the Functions of Landscape in Benito Arias Montano's Humanae salutis monumenta (1571)" Emblematica 20 (2013), 1-62