Vincenzo Farinella studied archaeology, history and art history at the Scuola Normale and the University of Pisa, where he is an associate lecturer in the History of Modern Art. His research is focused on Italian Renaissance art and its relationship with classical culture, as well as on European art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He curated the exhibition Dosso Dossi. Rinascimenti eccentrici at the Castello del Buonconsiglio in Trento (2015) and has published Alfonso I d’Este. Le immagini e il potere: da Ercole de’ Roberti a Michelangelo (2014).