studied History of Art, Philosophy and English language and literature at the University of Hamburg and obtained his doctoral degree in 2004 with a study on pastose painting in 19th century France. After having worked at the Universities of Bern, Munich and Bamberg, he currently teaches Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Hamburg. His research focus lies on: color, artistic utensils, local color.
is Professor of Italian and French literature at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. She specializes in poetry of the Early Modern Age and of the 20th century as well as in the interrelations of food culture, literature and (national) identity.
is professor at the department of Art History at LMU Munich. His research focus is on the influence of Italian art on art history in general, with particular emphasis on the Early Modern Age, on the 19thcentury and on the methodology of the history of science in art history.