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Walter Melion is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History at Emory University in Atlanta, where he has taught since 2004. He was previously Professor and Chair of Art History at The Johns Hopkins University. He has published extensively on Dutch and Flemish art and art theory of the 16th and 17th centuries, on Jesuit image-theory, on the relation between theology and aesthetics in the early modern period, and on the artist Hendrick Goltzius.
In addition to monographs on Jerónimo Nadal’s Adnotationes et meditationes in Evangelia (2003-2007) and on scriptural illustration in the 16th-century Low Countries (2009), his books include Shaping the Netherlandish Canon: Karel van Mander’s `Schilder-Boeck’ (Chicago: 1991) and The Meditative Art: Studies in the Northern Devotional Print, 1550-1625 (Philadelphia: 2009). He is co-editor of Image and Imagination of the Religious Self in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Turnhout: 2008), Early Modern Eyes (Leiden: 2010), Meditatio-Refashioning the Self: Theory and Practice in Late Medieval and Early Modern Intellectual Culture (Leiden: 2010), The Authority of the Word: Reflecting on Image and Text in Northern Europe, 1400-1700 (Leiden: 2011), and Ut pictura meditatio: The Meditative Image in Northern Art, 1500-1700, amongst other volumes. He was elected Foreign Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010.