David Bardeen is a Ph.D student in the Department of Art History at the University of California at Los Angeles, focusing on Renaissance and Baroque studies. He received a B.A. in Government from Harvard University, a J.D. from New York University, and an M.A. in Art History and Archaeology from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts. His research interests include the relationship between advances in cosmological science and visual arts traditions in Early modern Europe, and the interplay between sacred and secular conceptions of the body across media both north and south of the Alps in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. During the first half of 2016, he was the Edmond J. Safra Research Assistant at CASVA at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and has been conducting research in support of a forthcoming exhibition on the Renaissance Nude in Europe, scheduled to open at the J. Paul Getty Museum in the Fall of 2018.