Gianmarco Russo is post-doctoral research fellow at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and the Fondazione Marino Marini in Pistoia. He obtained his PhD in Art History from the Scuola Normale, completing a thesis on fifteenth-century painting in Venice entitled Difficoltà di Alvise Vivarini. Russo is preparing Lazzaro Bastiani’s first catalogue raisonné. His research focuses on North Italian painting of the Renaissance and European modern sculpture and addresses both connoisseurship and criticism issues. He has published articles in leading academic journals on Roberto Longhi, Giacomo Manzù, Adriano Cecioni, Giovanni Bellini, Lazzaro Bastiani, and the Vivarinis. For the Marino Marini exhibitions held in Pistoia and Venice in 2017 and 2018 respectively, Russo delved into the artist’s female nudes through a systematic analysis of Marini’s stylistic evolution and a fresh study of archival documentation. In 2020, as Spring Fellow at CIMA, he studied Marini’s work in the light of figurative debates on fifteenth- and sixteenth-century sculpture sparked among contemporary artists, critics, collectors, and museum curators.