Ludovico V. Geymonat

Visiting Associate Professor, Medieval Art


100 Decio Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

ph: 574.631.0429



M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

B.A., Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy


Ludovico Geymonat is an art and architectural historian. His research has developed from doctoral studies on Byzantine and Romanesque wall painting to focus on medieval drawings, monumental programs, and the question of how images and ideas circulated in the Middle Ages. His current project, Spazio Figurato: Monumental Decorations and the Medieval Perception of Space, investigates how ideas are translated into visual representations on a monumental scale. It examines how the written and spoken words of religious thought are transformed into paintings, sculptures or mosaics on walls and domes.

Before coming to Notre Dame, he was Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, visiting lecturer at the University of California, Davis, and, from 2010 to 2015, research fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome. He has published on 13th- and 14th-century Venetian painting and sculpture, the Baptistery of Parma and the Wolfenbüttel Musterbuch. His teaching covers the history of medieval art and architecture in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Selected publications

- “Preparing for the End: Painting in the Baptistery of Parma and the Great Devotion of 1233,” in Romanesque and the Mediterranean, eds. Rosa Bacile and John McNeill, Leeds: Maney, 2015, 173-192

- “Visual Memory and a Drawing by Villard de Honnecourt,” in Memory: A History, ed. Dmitri Nikulin, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015 (Oxford Philosophical Concepts), 125-130

- “Drawing, Memory and Imagination in the Wolfenbüttel Musterbuch,” in Mechanisms of Exchange: Transmission in Medieval Art and Architecture of the Mediterranean, ca. 1000-1500, eds. Heather E. Grossman and Alicia Walker, Medieval Encounters, 18 (2012), 518-82