Describing Ukraine

Exhibition on site & online
An exhibition, on site and online, by the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History as part of the #ScienceForUkraine initiative. In reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the Bibliotheca Hertziana has offered doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships for endangered art historians from Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus as contribution to the international #ScienceForUkraine initiative. The Bibliotheca Hertziana has, then, started to explore its library’s holdings for material on the history of Ukraine. [mehr]

Drowning in Print

Research Seminar
Few early modern prints render swimming as a feat of resistance against both water and air; fewer indicate its risks. How to show the calisthenic movement of a figure both within and without the water? How about the resistance of waves to the exertion of a body propelling its own weight through a slick, transparent, heavy medium? [mehr]
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