Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art, 18th Century European Art
Professor Carman’s primary interest has been in the relationship between Humanist thinking and its reflection in Italian Renaissance Art. He teaches in these areas as well as in the eighteenth century. He is currently working on perceived continuities and discontinuities in the relationship between humanist thinking and art as it develops and evolves from the fifteenth through sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Part of this current project is to understand mannerism as a reflection of changes in humanist thought.