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Liana Cheney

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Liana CheneyProfessor Emerita
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    World Languages and Cultures Department
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3495
  • Email


  • Ph D: Renaissance and Mannerist Art, (1978), Boston University - Boston, MA
    Supporting Area: Baroque Art
  • MA: Art History, Renaissance, (1972), University of Miami Florida - Miami, FL
    Supporting Area: Aesthetics and Studio/Ceramics
  • BA: Philosophy and Psychology, (1968), University of Miami Florida - Miami, FL
    Supporting Area: Art History

Selected Publications

  • Cheney, L. () "Botticelli s Camilla/Minerva and the Centaur : A Neoplatonic View of Antiquity," CHENEY, Liana; HENDRIX, John: Neoplatonism and the arts.Studies in Art History 5: pp. 177-188
  • Cheney, L. () "Fetishism Symbols in the Arts," Literature, and Music
  • Cheney, L. () "Giorgio Vasari's studio, diligenza ed amorevole fatica," Reading Vasari 3 pp. 259-275
  • Cheney, L. () "The Fair Lady and the Virgin in Pre-Raphaelite Art: The Evolution of a Societal Myth," Pre-Raphaelitism and Medievalism in the Arts
  • Cheney, Liana De Girolami, . (2014) "Edward Burne-Jones: The Days of Creation: A Celestial Utopia," Journal of Arts and Humanities 3:8 pp. 28–36
  • de, G.C. (2014) "Giorgio Vasari: Artist, Designer, Collector," Ashgate pp. 41-75
  • Cheney, Liana De Girolami, . (2013) "CATERINA CORNARO, QUEEN OF CYPRUS," The Emblematic Queen: Extra-Literary Representations of Early Modern Queenship pp. 11
  • Cheney, Liana De Girolami, . (2013) "Giorgio Vasari, Saint Thomas of Aquinas and the Heretics In the Chapel of Pius V: A New Discovery," Explorations in Renaissance Culture 39:1 pp. 111–133
  • Cheney, L. (2013) "Humanism and the Renaissance," University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Cheney, L. (2013) "Pico della Mirandola," University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Cheney, L. (2012) "Il Corridoio Vasariano," The Cultural Role of Architecture
  • Cheney, L. (2011) "Giorgio Vasari's Incredulity of Saint Thomas, 1569 1572," Visual Resources 27:1 pp. 90-105
  • Cheney, L., Charles, V. (2008) "Giuseppe Arcimboldo,"
  • Cheney, L. (2007) "Giorgio Vasari's teachers: sacred & profane art,"
  • Cheney, L. (2006) "Le imprese del drago: Politica, emblematica e scienze naturali alla corte di Gregorio XIII (1572-1585)(review)," Renaissance Quarterly 59:4 pp. 1274-1275
  • Cheney, L. (2006) "The Homes of Giorgio Vasari,"
  • Cheney, L., Roldán, L.I. (2005) "Luisa Ignacia Rold n," La Roldana": New Attributions to the First Sculptress of Spain, 1652-1706,"
  • Cheney, L. (2005) "The Sixteenth-Century Italian Impresa in Theory and Practice (review)," Renaissance Quarterly 58:4 pp. 1323-1324
  • Cheney, L. (2004) "Edward Burne-Jones'" Andromeda": Transformation of Historical and Mythological Sources," Artibus et Historiae pp. 197-227
  • Cheney, L., Hendrix, J. (2004) "Neoplatonic aesthetics,"
  • Cheney, L. (2003) "Essays on women artists:" the most excellent"," 2:
  • Cheney, L. (2003) "Giorgio Vasari's Astraea: A Symbol of Justice," Visual Resources 19:4 pp. 283-305
  • Cheney, L. (2003) "Vasari's Early Decorative Cycles; The" Venetian Commissions Part II," Explorations in Renaissance culture 29:
  • Cheney, L. (2002) "Giorgio Vasari's The Toilet of Venus: Neoplatonic Notion of Female Beauty," Neoplatonism and Western Aesthetics 12:
  • Cheney, L., Hendrix, J. (2002) "Neoplatonism and the Arts," 5:
  • Cheney, L. (2001) "Lavinia Fontana: A Woman Collector of Antiquity," Aurora 2: pp. 22-42
  • Cheney, L. (2001) "Ut Pictura Kinesis: Painting as Film, Film as Painting," Cinema and Multiculturalism: Selected Proceedings
  • Cheney, L. (2000) "Giorgio Vasari's Visual Interpretation of Ancient Lost Paintings," Visual Resources 16:3 pp. 229-258
  • Cheney, L., Roberts, H.E. (1998) "Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art,"
  • Cheney, L. (1997) "DANTE'S INFERNO: RENAISSANCE ILLUSTRATIONS," Italian culture 15:
  • Cheney, L. (1997) "Giorgio Vasari's Theory of Feminine Beauty," Concepts of Beauty in Renaissance Art, London pp. 180-90
  • Cheney, L. (1997) "Readings in Italian mannerism,"
  • Cheney, L., Miliaras, B.L. (1996) "JOHN MILTON AND NICOLAS POUSSIN: EXPERIENCES IN ITALY," Italian culture 14:
  • Cheney, L. (1996) "The Cult of Saint Agatha," Woman's Art Journal pp. 3-9
  • Cheney, L. (1995) "Burne-Jones: Mannerist in an Age of Modernism," Pre-Raphaelite Art in its European Context.Eds.Susan P.Casteras and Alicia Craig Faxon.Madison, London and Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, and Associated University Presses pp. 103-116
  • Cheney, L. (1993) "Botticelli's Neoplatonic images,"
  • Cheney, L. (1993) "RODIN'S GATES OF HELL: AN INTERPRETATION OF DANTE'S POEMA SACRO," Italian culture 11:
  • Cheney, L., Farinelli, L. (1992) "De prospectiva pingendi: a facsimile of Parma, Biblioteca Palatina, MS 1576,"
  • Cheney, L. (1992) "Pre-Raphaelitism and medievalism in the arts,"
  • Cobb-Stevens, V., Cheney, L. (1992) "Speech, gesture, and women's hair in the Gospel of Luke and First Corinthians," The Symbolism of Vanitas in the Arts, Literature, and Music: Comparative and Historical Studies.Ed.Liana DeGiorlami Cheney.Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Research UP
  • Cheney, L. (1992) "The symbolism of vanitas in the arts, literature, and music: comparative and historical studies," 6:
  • Cheney, L. (1991) "The Symbolism of Vanitas in the Arts," Literature, and Music: Comaparative and Historical Studies
  • Cheney, L. (1989) "Dutch Vanitas Paintings: The Skull," The Symbolism of Vanitas in the Arts, Literature, and Music pp. 113-176
  • Cheney, L. (1989) "Vasari's Depiction of Pliny's Histories," Explorationis itn Retiaissatice Culture 1989] pp. 110-111
  • Cheney, L. (1988) "Barbara Longhi of Ravenna," Women's Art Journal9 pp. 16-20
  • Coburn, F.W., Burger, E.W., Cheney, L. (1988) "Whistler and His Birthplace: December 8, 1933 to February 19, 1934,"
  • Cheney, L. (1987) "The Oyster in Dutch Genre Paintings: Moral or Erotic Symbolism," Artibus et historiae pp. 135-158
  • Cheney, L. (1987) "Vasari's Chamber of Abraham: A Religious Painted Ceiling in the Casa Vasari of Arezzo," The Sixteenth Century Journal pp. 355-380
  • Cheney, L., Marks, P.G. (1986) "The Whistler Papers,"
  • Cheney, L. (1985) "Amore E Baci Giorgio Vasari's Poems to Nicolosa Bacci," Italian Culture 6:1 pp. 43-51
  • Cheney, L. (1985) "Quattrocento Neoplatonism and Medici humanism in Botticelli's mythological paintings,"
  • Cheney, L. (1985) "The paintings of the Casa Vasari,"
  • Cheney, L. (1984) "Lavinia Fontana, Boston" Holy Family"," Woman's Art Journal 5:1 pp. 12-15
  • Cheney, L., Cassidy, D., Gill, N. (1984) "Religious Architecture of Lowell,"
  • Cheney, L., Marks, P.G. (1984) "Whistler, Harbors and Waterways: The Venetian Etchings: an Exhibition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Whistler's Birth: Parker Gallery at the Whistler House, Lowell, Massachusetts, September 15-November 1, 1984,"