Discovering Hidden Gems in Art History
Transforming the world of art history by making it accessible to a wider audience and growing engagement.
My mission is to bring the world of art history to life and make it accessible to everyone. Through my blog and Instagram account, I offer a range of engaging content, from in-depth analysis of old master paintings to behind-the-scenes glimpses of museum exhibitions.
My one-to-one art history lessons are tailored to meet the unique interests and needs of each student, providing a personalized and immersive learning experience. Whether you're a lifelong art enthusiast or new to the world of art history, I invite you to join me on this journey of discovery and exploration!
Hi, I'm Laura, an art historian with a passion for exploring the fascinating world of old master paintings. With over 4 years of experience working in the art business and museums, I'm on a mission to make art history accessible to a wider audience and grow engagement in this incredible field.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Art History from Trieste with a dissertation on "Flagellation of Christ" by Piero della Francesca (1416/1417 – 1492)
Master's degree in Economics and Cultural Management from Ca' Foscari University in Venice with a focus on the provenance of Venetian Old Masters paintings
Completed an Erasmus semester at Paris IV La Sorbonne, where I studied Old Masters French Art and perfected my French language skills
Worked as a cataloguer and researcher for four years with old masters' paintings, prints, and drawings in an auction house and as a Museum Educator in the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden
Completed a Master's in Art History at the Technische Universität Dresden with a thesis on the Iconography of Saint Francis (1181/1182 – 1226) in Post-Tridentine Italian paintings
Currently working as a freelance art historian and at the University of Illinois
As someone who has always been captivated by the beauty and mystery of old master paintings, I feel incredibly fortunate to have built a career around exploring and sharing their stories. Whether I'm working on a new research project or leading a group of students through a museum, I'm always inspired by the power of art to connect people across time and space.
If you're interested in learning more about old master paintings or have a project you'd like to collaborate on, I'd love to hear from you! Contact me today to start a conversation.