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Vortrag Thomas Da Costa Kaufmann



von 18:15 bis 20:15




Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Vortragsraum 242, II. OG, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10, 80333 München

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Arcimboldo’s Serious Jokes and the Origins of Still-Life Painting

On the basis of recent discoveries this lecture offers an interpretation of some of the paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593), who in 2007 and 2008 will be the subject of a major exhibition in Paris and Vienna. Arcimboldo's relation to art theory, literary theory, humanism, and natural history are treated in view of the creation of his invertible heads and their place in the development of still-life painting.

Thomas Da Costa Kaufmann
is Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. He is the author of numerous articles and books: in 2004 Professor Kaufmann published three books, Toward a Geography of Art; The Eloquent Artist. Essays on Art, Art Theory and Architecture, Sixteenth to Nineteenth Century. London, Pindar Press; Central European Drawings in the Crocker Museum of Art, in 2005, Painterly Enlightenment. Franz Anton Maulbertsch (1724-1796); and together with Elizabeth Pilliod he edited Time and Place. The Geohistory of Art. During the academic year 2005-2006 he also published thirteen articles, book chapters, and book reviews on topics ranging from cultural transfer in Peru to Netherlandish art in Poland.