Florrie Badley

Painting in the Age of Print: Radical Materiality in Transmission.

Florrie Badley restoring a painting


  • Dr Edward H Wouk
  • Dr Cordelia Warr

Overview of PhD

A combined President’s Doctoral Scholar and AHRC funded project, exploring the radical painting techniques emergent in Venice towards the end of the Renaissance, when artists such as Titian began to flaunt the texture of their brushstrokes. My thesis will approach the phenomenon from a new transmedia perspective; probing how Titian’s encounters with the materiality of print contributed to the development of mark-making techniques in painting. This project places an emphasis on object-based research, building on my experience in technical art history.


  • Technical Art History MLitt from University of Glasgow. 
  • Graduated from University of Manchester in 2017, with the Dean’s Award for academic achievement in Art History and Visual Studies.


Email: florence.badley@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk