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Department of History of Art



College: Pembroke

Supervisor: Dr Donal Cooper

Title of research topic: ‘Domenico Veneziano in Context: Reassessing Florentine Visual Culture in the 1440s’


Francesca Aimi is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr Donal Cooper. Her research explores the role of Domenico Veneziano in mid-15th-century Florence. It does so by considering his key works as site-specific projects for particular contexts and by re-evaluating them against the general run of Florentine artistic patronage in the 1440s. 


Francesca read History of Art at the Universities of Rome La Sapienza (BA cum laude, 2014), Florence (MA cum laude, 2017) and Paris 1 (Visiting student, 2015-2016). She continued her studies at St John’s College, Cambridge with an MPhil (Distinction, 2019) funded by an AHRC DTP Studentship. 


 Francesca  Aimi