Dr. Esthy Kravitz-Lurie

Dr. Esthy Kravitz-Lurie

Esthy Kravitz-Lurie is a faculty member in the Department of Visual Communication at the Sami Shamoon College of Engineering. She received her Ph.D. in Art History from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. In her dissertation, she wrote about the Bolognese school of painting. Following her Ph.D. she was invited for a Post-Doc in the Department of Italian Literature at Yale University, but due to the Covid pandemic, she completed her Post-Doc at Ben-Gurion University, publishing two articles out of her dissertation. Her research interests lie in the areas of both the History of Art and the History of Design. As an Art Historian, she focuses primarily on the Italian Baroque and on expressions of literature in the paintings Italian Renaissance and Baroque. In terms of the History of Design, she researches the effects of technology on the transmission of messages in the different media of art and design


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Both Art History and the History of Design. As an Art Historian, my area of specialization is the Renaissance and Baroque eras, specifically the Italian Baroque. My research is interdisciplinary and deals with transmission of narratives into images represented in works of art. In terms of the History of Design, I’m interested in the historical development of design: the social and cultural events that shaped the discipline and the development of technology throughout the history of design


2019 - 2021               Post-Doc. Department of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Post-Doctoral Research Project: “Portraying the Epic Hero: Expressions of Literature in the Carracci’s School of Painting” (Supervision. Daniel M. Unger, BGU)

2013- 2018                Ph.D. Dep. of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Ph.D. Conferred June 2019)

                                 Advisor: Prof. Daniel M. Unger

Dissertation Title: “Expressions of Literature in the Paintings of Annibale Carracci and his Followers”

2010-2013                 M.A. Dep. of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

                                 Advisor: Dr. Daniel Unger

                                 Thesis Title: Reconsidering the Concept of Love in the Farnese Gallery

1990-1995                 B.A. Eastern Illinois University, Liberal Arts Studies


History of Art for Designers
Introduction to the History of Graphic Design
Contemporary Currents in Graphic Design
Academic Writings


Ph.D. Dissertation

Dissertation: “Expressions of Literature in the Paintings of Annibale Carracci and his Followers” (English, June 2019, 195 pg.) Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Advisor: Prof. Daniel Unger


Articles in Refereed Journals


1. Kravitz-Lurie, Esthy. (2016). "Hercules and Rinaldo: Annibale Carracci’s Invenzione of Tasso’s Epic Hero" in Athens Journal of Humanities and Arts (AJHA), Vol 3:2, pp.123-142. http://www.athensjournals.gr/ajha/past/v3i2

Accepted for Publication

2. Kravitz-Lurie, Esthy. (2022). “Reevaluating Cupid and Pan: The Story of Eros and the Satyr in the Farnese Gallery”, in Journal of Baroque Studies. In Print


Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books

Accepted for Publication

3. Kravitz-Lurie, Esthy. “Just a Desire for Eternal Glory and Fame: An Interpretation of Titian’s Allegory of Marriage”, in Titian’s Allegory of Marriage tentative title (ed.) Daniel Unger. (Amsterdam University Press, 2022)


Articles in Conference Proceedings


4. Kravitz-Lurie, Esthy. (2015). “Hercules versus Rinaldo: Annibale Carracci’s Invention of Tasso’s Epic Hero” Athens: ATINER'S Conference Paper Series, Edited by Gregory T. Papanikos (The Athens Institute for Education and Research) No: ART2015-1520. http://www.atiner.gr/papers/ART2015-1520.pdf