Oliver Wunsch

Oliver Wunsch

June‚ÄďAugust 2017

Oliver Wunsch is a PhD candidate in history of art and architecture at Harvard University, where he specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art. Trained as a painter and printmaker, he emphasizes the relationship between artists’ techniques and broader patterns of thought. His article “Watteau, Through the Cracks” will appear in The Art Bulletin in 2018. At the Clark, he will continue writing his dissertation, “Painting Against Time: The Decaying Image in the French Enlightenment.” The project examines artists’ changing attitudes toward the material impermanence of their work, situating these attitudes in relation to new notions of history that emerged in the eighteenth century.