Marie-Luise Hugler, M.A.
Sacral Presence and Artistic Practice.
The Paintings of Domenico Veneziano in Quattrocento Florence
The dissertation project analyzes the work of Florentine painter Domenico Veneziano with regard to the figures and functions of religious images in fifteenth century Florence. Focusing on the historical materiality of Domenico’s panels and murals the study examines the production of sacral presence in relation to strategies of pictorial evidence (e.g. technique, light, spatial disposition). Central to those questions is the problem of aesthetic experience, the interrelation of artwork and beholder in terms of a history of perception. The study thus aims at an exploration of the painters role in the dissemination of artistic knowledge in the Quattrocento.
Marie-Luise Hugler studied History of Art in Berlin and Rome. Her MA-Thesis in 2013 is entitled “Grazioso. Devoto. Meraviglioso. Domenico Veneziano und die Anbetung der Heiligen Drei Könige in Berlin“, Supervisors Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Löhr and Prof. Dr. Klaus Krüger at the Freie Universität Berlin. There she worked as student assistant of Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Löhr from 2010 to 2012 and from 2013 first as student assistant later as research assistant at the workgroup „Quellen und Techniken 1300-1700“ at the Kunsthistorischen Institut Florenz Max-Planck-Institut.
From July 2015 until June 2016 she was doctoral fellow of the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst. Since July 2016 she is pre-doctoral assistant at the Center of Advanced Studies BildEvidenz with a dissertation-project on the painting of Domenico Veneziano.
- Fifteenth century Italian Painting
- Kunstliteratur since the fifteenth century
- Iconography of the three kings