Professor of German
October 2014 – November 2014
The representability of everyday experience, including mental states, affects and beliefs in fourteenth-century Italian painting:
The study focuses on the introduction of profane donors into sacred historical scenes, depictions of “outsider” figures who do not participate fully in rituals and ex votos as rudimentary self-portraits. The overall theme is the appending of new myths of individuality and intimacy to the old Christian myths.
- Art of the Renaissance and early replication technologies
- Temporalites of art: anachronism, archaism, typology
- History of the discipline of art history
- Embedded Portraits (donors, votaries) and relics
Anachronic Renaissance (with Alexander Nagel), New York: Zone Books 2010.
Forgery, Replica, Fiction. Temporalities of German Renaissance Art, Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2008.
The Vienna School Reader. Politics and Art Historical Method in the 1930s, New York: Zone Books 2000.
Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape, London: Reaktion Books 1993.
Center for Advanced Studies BildEvidenz