Alessandra Russo is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University, where she teaches and studies the theory, practice and display of the arts in the Early Modern times. She is author of the books The Untranslatable Image (2014; French edition: L'image intraduisible, 2013), El realismo circular (2005), and co-editor of Images Take Flight (2015). Her essays have appeared in numerous volumes and journals such Res, the Art Bulletin, the Journal of the History of Collections, and October. She curated with Gerhard Wolf and Diana Fane the exhibition El vuelo de las imágenes and collaborated with Serge Gruzinski in the curatorship of Planète Métisse. Professor Russo is presently completing the book A New Antiquity. Art and Humanity as Universal (1400-1600) and is working on The Great Custodian. Sebastiano Biavati, Curator of a New Artistic World.