Department of Visualization
Ph.D. Art History, Queen’s University, 2010; M.A. Art History, University of Toronto 2004; M.A. Art History, York University, 2002; Honors B.A. Art History, University of Toronto, (2000).
Dr. Stoenescu’s teaching and research explore the artistic and architectural culture of the Renaissance and Early Modernity in Italy and Spain. The identities of Renaissance artists, of sacred space and images, and of Western perceptions of the Byzantine origins are addressed in her peer-reviewed essays, including those published in RACAR (2011), The Art Bulletin (2011), Comitatus (2015), and (forthcoming) RES Anthropology and Aesthetics (2016). Her recently completed book, “Creative and Imaginative Powers in the Pictorial Art of El Greco,” (Brepols, 2016) investigates the multicultural identity of El Greco, from Crete, Rome, Venice, to Toledo. The interaction of art and relics is the subject of her current study, as she concomitantly is at work on a book on the representation of the body, simulacra, media, and temporal experience in Early Modernity.