Dr Mark De Vitis

PhD (Sydney)
Lecturer, Early Modern Art

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 5096

Biographical details

Dr De Vitis received his PhD from the University of Sydney in 2012. He accepted his first post as a lecturer at the National Art School in 2013, before joining the faculty at the University of Sydney in 2015. He specialises in the study of cultures of dress and dressing, both past and present, and the visual and material culture of the early modern world. In support of his doctoral research he was the recipient of a residency at the Cité internationale des Arts, Paris through the Power Institute, and has also held a research fellowship at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. He has most recently been awarded the 2016-2017 Charles Montgomery Gray fellowship at the Newberry in Chicago.

Research interests

  • Fashion, dress and the dressed body
  • Material Culture and materiality
  • Portraiture and cultural identity
  • Print culture

Current projects

  • ‘Portraiture and Australia’, Companion to Australian Art, ed. Christopher Allen, Wiley-Blackwell (in preparation)
  • Medium, Message and Meaning: Printmaking in Louis XIV’s France (2016-2017 Newberry Research fellowship)
  • Dressed to Distress: Costume as Critique (article manuscript, in progress)
  • Engaging First Year Students through Fieldwork Workshops (article manuscript, in progress)

Associations

  • Executive member of the Society of Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • De Vitis, M. (2016). The Queen of France and the Capital of Cultural Heritage. In Joan Lluis Palos, Magdalena S. Sanchez (Eds.), Early Modern Dynastic Marriages and Cultural Transfer, (pp. 45-65). Surrey: Ashgate. [More Information]

Journals

  • de Vitis, M. (2013). Sartorial Transgression as Socio-political Collaboration: Madame and the Hunt. Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, 82(3), 205-218. [More Information]

Textual Creative Works

  • De Vitis, M. (2013). Kim Spooner: Paintings in Dialogue with Bruegel. Sydney, Australia: Annandale Galleries.
  • De Vitis, M. (2013). Yvette Coppersmith. Breathing Room, (pp. 12 - 15). Chippendale, Australia: MOP Gallery.
  • De Vitis, M. (2012). Review of Pieces of Wedgwood: State Library of New South Wales. The British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, July 2012, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2016

  • De Vitis, M. (2016). The Queen of France and the Capital of Cultural Heritage. In Joan Lluis Palos, Magdalena S. Sanchez (Eds.), Early Modern Dynastic Marriages and Cultural Transfer, (pp. 45-65). Surrey: Ashgate. [More Information]

2013

  • De Vitis, M. (2013). Kim Spooner: Paintings in Dialogue with Bruegel. Sydney, Australia: Annandale Galleries.
  • de Vitis, M. (2013). Sartorial Transgression as Socio-political Collaboration: Madame and the Hunt. Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, 82(3), 205-218. [More Information]
  • De Vitis, M. (2013). Yvette Coppersmith. Breathing Room, (pp. 12 - 15). Chippendale, Australia: MOP Gallery.

2012

  • De Vitis, M. (2012). Review of Pieces of Wedgwood: State Library of New South Wales. The British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, July 2012, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

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