David Freedberg

Porträt David Freedberg

David Freedberg

Pierre Matisse Professor of History of Art
Columbia University New York

In Residence

October 2014 – December 2014

Research Project

How to establish a neural substrate for aesthetic judgement

Research Interests

  • 16th and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish Art
  • 17th-century Italian Art, Theory and Criticism
  • Iconoclasm
  • Relations between Art, History and Cognitive Neuroscience


Zur Repräsentation von Martyrien in Antwerpen Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts, in: Autopsia: Blut und Augenzeugen. Extreme Bilder des christlichen Martyriums, ed. by Carolin Behrmann and Elisabeth Priedl, München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2014, S. 181–211.

Las Máscaras de Aby Warburg, ed. by Luis Vives-Ferrándiz Sánchez, Barcelona: Ediciones Sans Soleil 2013.

The Eye of the Lynx. Art, Science and Nature in the Age of Galileo. Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2002.

The Power of Images. Studies in the History and Theory of Response, Chicago/ London: Chicago University Press 1989.

Iconoclasts and their Motives (Second Horst Gerson Memorial Lecture, University of Groningen), Maarssen: Gary Schwartz 1985.

Rubens. The Life of Christ after the Passion (Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, 7), London/ New York: Harvey Miller/Oxford University Press 1984.

Dutch Landscape Prints of the Seventeenth Century, London: British Museum Publications 1980.


David Freedberg

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