March - June 2002
Jürgen Müller is currently visiting lecturer in cinema at the University of Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle. His publications include studies of the engravings and painted iconography of Pieter Bruegel as well as the aesthetic theory espoused by Karl van Mander in the notorious Schilder-Boeck of 1604. At the Clark, Müller will pursue a project focused on Hans Holbein's portraits of humanistic scholars: specifically the portraits of Erasmus and the famously elusive Lais of Corinth. In this project, Müller is concerned with determining what seeing meant for Holbein, a painter who was also an armchair philosopher.