Recent Publications

Verrocchio, Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence, editor, exhibition catalogue, Princeton, 2019. 


“Divine Lust,” The New York Review of Books, January 18, 2018, pp. 27-28.


“Forged in the Florentine Furnace” review of Il Paradiso Ritrovato by Annamaria Giusti and Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise by Amy R. Bloch,Times Literary Supplement, December 15, 2017, p. 32. 


“Review: The Secret to ‘Seeing Slowly’,” The Wall Street Journal,

November 18-19,2017, C9.


“Raphael Up Close,” The New York Review Daily,

July 15, 2017.


“The First Cosmopolitans,” review of Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms

of the Ancient WorldTimes Literary Supplement, June 3, 2016, pp. 19-20.


“Botticelli: Love, Wisdom, Terror,” The New York Review of Books,

May 26, 2016, pp. 16-18.


“Statues of Wrath and Serenity,“ The New York Review Daily,

February 20, 2016. 


“Disparate States of Being,” review of Picasso Sculpture

Times Literary Supplement, October 16, 2015, p. 17.


“The Magic of Donatello,” The New York Review of Books,
April 23, 2015, pp.12-14.

“Rembrandt in the Depths,” The New York Review Daily,
November 7, 2014.

“Prodigious Veronese,” The New York Review of Books, June 19, 2014, pp. 4-6. Also published, The New York Review Daily, May 17, 2014.

“The Serene Beauty of Canova,” The New York Review Daily,
February 11, 2014.

“Trapped in Vienna,” The New York Review Daily,
December 6, 2013.

“Sad and Supreme,” The New York Review of Books,
June 20, 2013, pp. 18-20.


“The Rebirth of the Sculpted Portrait in 15th-Century Florence,” The Springtime of the Renaissance: Sculpture and the Arts in Florence, 1400-60,
March 2013, pp. 212-221.


“The Triumph of Bronze,” The New York Review Daily,
December 20, 2012, pp. 20-24.


“Recasting the Ancients,” The New York Review Daily,
July 25, 2012.

“They Clamour for Our Attention,” The New York Review of Books,
March 8, 2012, pp. 10-12.

“What Remains,” The New Republic, August 18, 2011, pp. 26-31.

“Titian and the Rebirth of Tragedy,” The New York Review of Books,
December 23, 2010, pp. 16-22.

“A ‘Virgin and Child’ attributed to Andrea Sansovino,” The Burlington Magazine, November 2010, pp. 723-726.

Body and Soul: Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture, Catalogue of an exhibition curated and edited by Andrew Butterfield, New York, October 2010.

“A Responding Sensibility,” [on Meyer Schapiro], The New Republic,
March 25, 2010, pp. 31-36.

“Tiziano, Tintoretto e Veronese,” Rivista dei Libri, October, 2009, pp. 4-7.