Adam Jasienski

Adam Jasienski

DRCLAS Graduate Student Associate
Ph.D Candidate in History of Art and Architecture
Adam Jasienski

Adam Jasienski is a doctoral student in the History of Art and Architecture department, where he also completed his BA. His dissertation examines the intersection of portraiture and religious imagery in the early modern Hispanic world, comparatively analyzing a number of inquisitorial trials about sanctified portraits from Mexico, Spain, and Guatemala. Some of his research interests include the role of images as evidence in legal proceedings, the tension between official and ‘popular’ images and image practices, the limitations of the sacred-secular binary in early modern Catholic polities, and the complicated relationship between accuracy and idealization, and beauty and physical imperfection, in portraits of saints.

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