Christopher Fulton, Ph.D

Associate Professor




"José Luis Cuevas y el nuevo artista latinoamericano," Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, 2012.

"Revolutionary Fire: David Alfaro Siqueiros at Centro Médico 'La Raza'," Word & Image, 2012.

"Siqueiros's Experimental Landscapes," Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 75:1, 2012, 93-130.

"'El yo en el presente': José Luis Cuevas y su viaje hasta la modernidad," in El arte y el viaje, ed. Miguel Cabañas Bravo, Amelia López-Yarto Elizade, Wilfredo Rincón García, Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2011, pp. 143-62.

"The Allegorical Landscape," in Siqueiros: Landscape Painter, Landscape Painter, Mexico City, Editorial RM, 2010, pp. 48-57; also published in Spanish as "El paisaje alegórico," in Siqueiros: paisajista, Mexico City, Editorial RM, 2010, pp. 48-57.

Consulting scholar, Siqueiros: Landscape Painter, Mexico City, Editorial RM, 2010; also published in Spanish as Siqueiros: paisajista, Mexico City, Editorial RM, 2010.

“En una tierra más allá: Refugiados de la Guerra Civil y la estética del exilio,” in Arte en tiempos de guerra, ed. Wilfredo Rincón García, Amelia López-Yarto Elizade, Miguel Cabañas Bravo, Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2009, pp. 343-53.

“Siqueiros against the Myth: Paeans to Cuauhtémoc, Last of the Aztec Emperors,” Oxford Art Journal, 32:1, 2009, pp. 67-93.

“Cuauhtémoc Regained,” Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea de México, 36, July-December 2008, pp. 5-43.

“Cuauhtémoc Awakened,” Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea de México, 35, January-June 2008, pp. 5-47.

Neobarroco Mexicano, the ins and outs,” in Baroque Tendencies in Contemporary Art, ed. Kelly Wacker, New York, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008, pp. 164-91.

“El éxodo español y el arte moderno en México: La migración de un ideal humanista,” Goya, 321, November-December 2007, pp. 365-82.

An Earthly Paradise: The Medici, Their Art, and the Foundations of Modern Art, Florence, Leo S. Olschki, 2006.

“Savonarola’s Risorgimento: Images of the Prophet from the Ottocento.”  Una città e il suo profeta: Firenze di fronte al Savonarola, ed. Gian Carlo Garfagnini, Florence, Sismel, 2002, pp. 513-32.

“Toward a Dialectical-Materialist History of Art.” Rethinking Marxism, 11:4, Winter 1999, pp. 1-25.

“Present at the Inception: Donatello and the Origins of Sixteenth-Century Mannerism.”  Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 60, 1997, pp. 166-99.

“The Boy Stripped Bare by His Elders: Art and Adolescence in Renaissance Florence.”  Art Journal, Summer 1997, pp. 31-40.

“The Prophet’s Image,” Machiavelli Studies, 5, 1996, pp. 79-118.

“The Master IO.F.F. and the Function of Plaquettes,” Studies in the History of Art, 22, 1989, pp. 143-62.

Modernist Idylls: Nature and the Avant-Garde, 1905-1930, exh. cat, Allentown, Allentown Art Museum, 1987.

Westward Traces: Images on Paper from the Dietrich American Foundation, with Deborah

Rebuck and Mary Brod, exh. cat., Philadelphia: The Dietrich American Foundation, 1986.


Teaching Areas

Christopher Fulton earned his doctoral degree with a concentration on Italian Renaissance art and published a book and several articles in that field. More recently he has turned his eye on Mexico and has written several articles on the art of that country, with special focus on the mid-twentieth century. He co-curated an exhibition of the art of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros and is continuing research into that problematic figure. Other projects now in the works include a collaborative study of Rodin's Thinker and a monograph on the great bronze doors of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, crafted in the early fifteenth century by the artist-theoretician Filarete.
Professor Fulton teaches courses in the history of Mexican and Italian art, in art theory, and Introduction to Art as part of the General Curriculum. He welcomes any student to drop by his office for a chat on art and other topics.


Christopher Fulton has eclectic taste in art, music, food, travel, entertainment and sports. He enjoys hiking and fishing, and dabbles in skiing, skating, baseball, tennis and the racquet sport of squash. His favorite thing is meeting people from different places and walks of life.