Key research areas

  • Italian art in the early modern period and its impact in Europe
  • Art and art patronage in papal Rome
  • Naples as a centre of art
  • Spanish art of the Siglo de Oro
  • Social history of the artist
  • Word & image: iconotexts, literary academies and fine arts
  • Interrelations between art and literature around 1900 (philosopher Nietzsche and poets George, Rilke, and Hofmannsthal)
  • History of collections and studies of the art market


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