Christopher Wood


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Christopher Wood

Professor of German
New York University

In Residence

October 2014 – November 2014

Research Project

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.

Research Interests

  • 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.


Christopher Wood

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