I have published widely on the history of sculpture from the late medieval period to the present day, as well as on the visual arts more generally in Early Modern Europe. A particular area of interest is the relationship between gender and material culture, as explored in my co-edited volume for Cambridge University Press, Picturing Women in Renaissance and Baroque Italy (1997), and in publications on figures like Maria de’ Medici, patron of the painter Peter Paul Rubens. I am also the author of Oxford University Press’s Very Short Introduction to Renaissance Art (2005). At present, I am completing a book for Cambridge University Press entitled The Sound of Marble: The Materiality and Immateriality of Italian Renaissance Art. I am also a Series Editor for Renaissance History, Art and Culture, published by Amsterdam University Press, and I have served as the academic consultant for a major Anglo-Italian television drama series on the Medici. Other research interests include the historiography of art history and the history of photography.