Concepts of "Nachleben". Aby Warburg, Friedrich Gundolf and Julius von Schlosser as Book Collectors

Concepts of "Nachleben". Aby Warburg, Friedrich Gundolf and Julius von Schlosser as Book Collectors
Date
29 Jun 2017, 17:30 to 29 Jun 2017, 19:30
Type
Lecture
Venue
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB
Description

This lecture focusses on three charismatic scholars – Aby Warburg, Friedrich Gundolf and Julius von Schlosser – who developed their own specialist libraries to use as research tools. A comparison between these three scholars, two art historians and a literary scholar, offers new insights into the beginnings of the study of images, known as Bildwissenschaft.





Michael Thimann - Professor of History of Art, Georg-August-University Göttingen

Michael Thimann specialises in art historical image research, religious and profane images around 1800, the tradition of mythographic concepts, specifically the 'Nachleben' of Ovid in Early Modern times, and Classical and Romantic painting and sculpture. He leads two research projects on ‘Art as an academic practice. Carl Oesterley (1805-1891) and the founding of the academic study of art in the 19th century’ and ‘Artistic knowledge and the use of art in 19th century Rome. The Library of the German Art Association and its academic context’. He is also a co-editor of Aby Warburg’s Collected Works. His recent publications include:Sterbliche Götter. Raffael und Dürer in der Kunst der deutschen Romantik, ed. with Christine Hübner (2015); and Friedrich Overbeck und die Bildkonzepte des 19. Jahrhunderts (2014). This lecture is supported by the University of London Coffin Trust.

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