Curriculum vitae

1962: Born in Milan

1973–1980: French Lycée

1983–1990: Studies of Art History, Classical Archaeology and Egyptology
at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

1993–1995: Member of the Graduate School Die italienische Renaissance und ihre europäische Rezeption (the Italian Renaissance and its reception in Europe) at the University of Bonn

1996: Doctorate at the University of Basel
Title of doctoral thesis: Beschreibung und Nachzeichnung der Skulpturen Michelangelos. Eine Geschichte der Kunstbetrachtung (Descriptions and Drawings of Michelangelo's Sculptures – A History of Art Reception), published by Deutscher Kunstverlag: Munich/Berlin 2000, awarded with the Wolfgang Ratjen Award for distinguished research in the history of graphic arts, by the Central Institute of Art History, Munich

1996–2004: Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, University of Freiburg i.B.

2003: Habilitation at the University of Freiburg i.B. (thesis published as catalogue of the exhibition: Turner – Hugo – Moreau: The Discovery of Abstraction, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, 2007–2008)

2004: Maître de conférences associé, Collège de France, Paris

2004–2009: Chair in Early Modern and Modern Art History at Heidelberg University

2007–2008: Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) Berlin

Since 2009: Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Art History at the Department of Art History, University of Vienna

2011: Co-founder of the Cognitive Science Research Platform at the University of Vienna

2012 (Jan./Feb.): Visiting Professor at the Collège de France, Paris
Que fait l'oeil du spectateur? Pour une histoire de la perception des oeuvres d'art” (What does the spectator's eye do? For a history of the perception of artworks) Video streams of the four presentations (in French/English)

2015 (Nov.) Visiting Professor at the University of Lille

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