Filming Science

Renaissance Art

 Portrait ǀ 7 min ǀ 2013 ǀ Alexander von Humboldt Foundation ǀ Production Mirko Mikelskis ǀ Director Oliver Päßler | Camera Sven Müller | Editing Wolfgang Hemmann | Music Florian de Gelmini

Frank Fehrenbach is globally recognised as an outstanding scholar who has revitalised art history and established it as overarching Visual Studies. He received international acclaim for his studies on the works of Leonardo da Vinci in which he examines aspects of art history in a new interdisciplinary context invoking mathematics, optics, physics, geoscience and psychology. Fehrenbach thus overcomes the boundaries of his discipline and sets new benchmarks for art history as one of the innovative humanities. In Hamburg Fehrenbach is due to spearhead the realignment of the long-established Department of Art History and build up and lead a cross-disciplinary Research Centre on Images of Nature which is set to play a pioneering role in art history internationally.

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