Michael Grillo

Associate Professor, History of Art

History of Art, Photography

Self-Portrait with Calvin 150 dpi Small

Dr. Michael Grillo writes on how Italian fourteenth-century images operate as primary sources that visually articulate ideas inexpressible in any other media, including written or oral speech.

Dr. Grillo received his PhD from Cornell University with a dissertation on Medieval History of Art. He continued this work with his 1997 book, “Symbolic Structures: The Role of Composition in Signalling Meaning in Italian Late Medieval Painting.”  Recent articles include Illuminated Architecture: The Influence of Manuscripts on the Palatine Chapel”, “Broadening the Gene Pool: The Value of the Humanities Future Success”,  and “The David of Michelangelo and Renaissance Neo-Platonism”.  He offers seminars on Fourteenth-Century Epistemology, Medieval and Renaissance Phenomenology, Theory and Practice in Photography, and Documentary Film History, among others.  He is also a practicing photographer, and seeks to explore how aesthetic theories play out directly in application in our world, particularly how photography operates as a cultural specific visual modality.

He directs both the interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor and the Film and Video minor.

Michael Grillo Bangor Oil Depot 2013.10 II
Michael Grillo Bangor Oil Depot 2013.10 II
Michael Grillo Bangor Oil Depot 2012.05
Michael Grillo Bangor Oil Depot 2012.05
Michael Grillo Orono Stillwater Bridge 2014.02 I
Michael Grillo Orono Stillwater Bridge 2014.02 I
Michael Grillo Bucksport Verso Plant 2014.02 III
Michael Grillo Bucksport Verso Plant 2014.02 III
Michael Grillo Frankfort Marsh 2013.09 IV
Michael Grillo Frankfort Marsh 2013.09 IV
Michael Grillo Fort Point Light 2013.07 IX
Michael Grillo Fort Point Light 2013.07 IX
Michael Grillo Fort Point Light 2013.09 V
Michael Grillo Fort Point Light 2013.09 V
Michael Grillo Fort Point Light 2013.09 VIII
Michael Grillo Fort Point Light 2013.09 VIII
Michael Grillo Orrington Waters 2013.09 II
Michael Grillo Orrington Waters 2013.09 II
Michael Grillo Cape Egmont 2006.08
Michael Grillo Cape Egmont 2006.08
Michael Grillo Bayview 2012.07
Michael Grillo Bayview 2012.07
Michael Grillo Moosehead Lake 2009
Michael Grillo Moosehead Lake 2009
Michael Grillo Moosehead Lake 2008.08
Michael Grillo Moosehead Lake 2008.08
Michael Grillo Beckfoot Night Yard 2013.08 I
Michael Grillo Beckfoot Night Yard 2013.08 I
Michael Grillo
Michael Grillo
Michael Grillo
Michael Grillo