About

Matthew Knox Averett is Associate Professor of Art History at Creighton University.  His recent publications include “’Redditus Orbis Erat’: The Political Rhetoric of Bernini’s Fountains in Piazza Barberini” in the Sixteenth Century Journal (2014) and “The Annual Medals of Pope Urban VIII Barberini” in the American Journal of Numismatics (2013).  Dr. Averett edited and contributed to a collection of essays entitled The Early Modern Child in Art and History, which was published by Taylor & Francis in 2015.  Dr. Averett is currently completing work on a book on Bernini’s Triton Fountain and the artistic patronage of Pope Urban VIII.

Education

PhD, Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri.  2006.

Publications

EDITED VOLUMES

2015    The Early-Modern Child in Art and History, editor and contributor. London: Routledge. 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

2015    “Introduction: The Early Modern Child in Art and History,” The Early Modern Child in Art and History. London: Routledge.

 

“Uncle Urban Raises the Barberini Nephews: Education and Expectations of Papal Nipote,” The Early Modern Child in Art and History.  London: Routledge.

 

ARTICLES

2016    “Pressing Metal, Pressing Politics: Papal Annual Medals, 1605-1700,” Religions 7:60.

 

2014    “’Redditus orbis erat’: The Political Rhetoric of Bernini’s Fountains in Piazza Barberini,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 45:1, 3-24.

 

2013    “The Annual Medals of Pope Urban VIII Barberini,” American Journal of Numismatics Second Series 25, 303-331.

 

2012    “Barberini Political Identity and Utilitarian Architecture in the Rome of Urban VIII.” Discoveries 29:1.

 

2012  “Bernini’s Triton Fountain: War and Fountains in the Rome of Urban VIII,” Journal of Religion and Society, Supplement 8, 119-132.

 

2011    “Becoming Giorgio Cornaro: Titian’s Portrait of a Man with a Falcon,” Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 74:4, 559-568.

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