Andreas Beyer

Universität Basel (Switzerland)

The artist’s self: Benvenuto Cellini and the invention of the modern artist

2022-2023: Spring

Andreas Beyer, Art Historian, has been the Chair for the History of Art of the Early Modern Era at the University of Basel/Switzerland since 2003. He studied at the Universities of Munich, Florence and Frankfurt am Main. Habilitation in 1994 at the University of Bonn. He has held professorships at the Universities of Jena and Aachen and was Director of the Centre allemand d'histoire de l'art in Paris from 2009 to 2014. From 1999 to 2013, he was editor of the Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte.
He has also been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown and the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

Since 2013, he has been the speaker of the international research-group "Bilderfahrzeuge - Aby Warburg's Legacy and the Future of Iconology".
His main research topics are art and architecture of the modern era, political iconology, methodology and the history of the humanities.

Select publications: Parthenope. Neapel und der Süden der Renaissance, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München/Berlin 2000; Portraits. A History, Abrams, New York 2003; together with Matteo Burioni and Johannes Grave: Das Auge der Architektur, Fink Verlag, München 2011; together with Angela Mengoni and Antonia von Schöning: Interpositions. Montage des images et production du sens, Editions de la maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris 2014; Die Kunst – zur Sprache gebracht, Wagenbach Verlag, Berlin 2017.

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