Todd Olson

Professor of History of Art


Professor Todd P. Olson is the author of Poussin and France: Painting, Humanism and the Politics of Style (Yale University Press, 2002) and Carvaggio’s Pitiful Relics (Yale University Press, 2014). His main areas of interest are class and sexuality in visual representation, history of art criticism and theory, the survival of antiquity and the politics of collecting. His publications include “‘Long Live the Knife’: Andrea Sacchi’s Portrait of Marc’Antonio Pasqualini” (Art History) and “Caravaggio’s Coroner: Forensic Medicine in Giulio Mancini’s Art Criticism” (Oxford Art Journal).



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