Paula Radisich


Professor Paula Radisich
Professor of Art History
Department of Art & Art History

562.907.4200, ext. 4687

Academic History

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Recent Publications

Paula Radisich, Pastiche, Fashion and Galanterie in Chardin's Genre Subjects, Looking Smart published by University of Delaware Press, 2013.

Paula Radisich, "Cris de Paris and Fashion," in Fashion in the Age of Louis XIV, edited by Kathryn Norberg and Sandra Rosenbaum (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2014).


Radisich, Paula Rea.  Hubert Robert: Painted Spaces of the Enlightenment published by Cambridge University Press, November, 1998.

Articles and Essays

" 'A Globe, a Bust,' Chardin and the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns," Simiolus 35 (March/April 2011), 188-198.

"Lovisa Ulrike of Sweden, Chardin and Enlightened Despotism," in Melissa Hyde & Jennifer Milam, eds., Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe (Hampshire, U.K.: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2003), 46-63.

"Chardin" entry for the Dictionary of Modern Europe, Jonathan Dewald, Editor-in-Chief (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003).

"Deconstructing Dissipation," part of an Art Forum appearing in  Eighteenth-Century Studies 29, Number 2 (Winter, 1995-96), 222-225.

" 'La Chose Publique:' Hubert Robert's Decorations for the 'petit salon' at Méréville," in The Consumption of Culture: Word, Image, and Object in the 17th and 18th Centuries, edited by John Brewer and Ann Bermingham,  (London: Routledge, 1995), 401-415.

"Qui peut définir les femmes? Vigée-Lebrun's Portraits of an Artist," Eighteenth-Century Studies, v. 25, no. 4 (Summer, 1992), 441-468.

"Ruins" a solicited short essay for The Blackwell Companion to The Enlightenment, eds. John Yolton, Roy Porter, Pat Rogers, and Barbara Stafford (1991).

"The King Prunes his Garden:  Hubert Robert's Picture of the Versailles Gardens in 1775," Eighteenth-Century Studies, (Summer, 1988), 454-471.

"Hubert Robert's Paris: Truth, Artifice & Spectacle," Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century, no. 245 (1986), 501-518.

"Eighteenth-Century Plein-Air Painting and the Sketches of Pierre Henri de Valenciennes," The Art Bulletin (March, 1982), 98-104.


2013 Review of Taking Time: "Chardin's Boy Building a House of Cards" and Other Paintings exhibition catalogue has been published at CAA Reviews.

2009 Recapping the Conference on Everyday Objects (Dec. 8, 2009).

2004 Review of Colin B. Bailey, Philip Conisbee, and Thomas W. Gaehtgens, The Age of Watteau, Chardin and Fragonard. Ed. Colin B. Bailey. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2003 for H-France.

2000 Review of  Chardin, catalog for the exhibition organized by The Royal Academy of Arts, London, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris,  and the Kunstmuseum and Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf in 1999-2000 by Pierre Rosenberg in CAA Reviews.

1999 Review of The Sweetness of Life, A Biography of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun by Angelica Gooden in CAA Reviews.