September - December 2008
Mitchell Merback is associate professor of art history at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. His work explores the relationships between religion and art in medieval and Renaissance Europe. He is the author of The Thief, The Cross and the Wheel: Pain and the Spectacle of Punishment in Medieval and Renaissance Europe (London, 1999) and was the recipient of the Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize from the College Art Association for his article "Fount of Mercy, City of Blood: Cultic Anti-Judaism and the Pulkau Altarpiece," which appeared in the winter 2005 issue of the Art Bulletin. His Clark project is "The Radical German Renaissance: Art, Dissent and Religious Regime in the Era of Reform, 1490-1555," which explores the radicalization of German and Swiss artists in response to the changes brought by Protestant reform and the Peasants' War of 1525.