Dr. Adrian Bremenkamp

Wissenschaftlicher Assistent

Main Focus

  • Representation of Saints in Rome and Southern Italy (12th–15th century)
  • Materiality and aesthetics of Medieval Reliquaries
  • Cultural transfer as translation
  • Reception of Early Netherlandish painting in the Mediterranean
  • Function and aesthetics of textile images in the Late Middle Ages

Research Project

Topographie, Zeitlichkeit und Materialität der Heiligenverehrung in Süditalien (13.-14. Jahrhundert)

Publications (Selection)

  • ars nova translata. Altniederländische Malerei in Neapel und der Krone Aragon, Munich 2021.
  • "Il concetto d'imitazione nella lettera di Pietro Summonte (1524). La pittura fiamminga e la costruzione di un’identità culturale napoletana aragonese", in La Corona d'Aragona e l'Italia. Atti del XX Congresso della Corona d'Aragona (Conference proceedings, Rome/Naples 2017), ed. by Guido D'Agostino et al., 2 vols., Rome 2020, vol. 2, pp. 599–617.
  • "Renaissance Made in Naples: Alfonso of Aragon as Role Model to Federico da Montefeltro", in New Research on Art in Fifteenth-Century Naples/Nuove ricerche sull'arte del Quattrocento a Napoli, ed. Adrian Bremenkamp and Sarah Kozlowski, Pisa 2018 [= Predella 43–44 (2018)], pp. 1134, URL: http://www.predella.it/index.php/component/content/article/57-n-43-44/520-43-44-mono-1-bremenkamp.html (accessed 11.11.2019).
  • (with Sven Jakstat) "Medialität und 'agency' des gestickten Bildes. Zu einem Hauptwerk der Florentiner Seidenstickerei des 14. Jahrhunderts in Manresa (Katalonien)", in Römisches Jahrbuch der Bibliotheca Hertziana 42 (20152016), pp. 87129.

Curriculum Vitae

Adrian Bremenkamp studied art history, philosophy and archaeology in Berlin and Paris, and earned his M.A. degree with a work on the iconography and functionality of the Massacre of the Innocents in fifteenth-century Sienese altarpieces. Between 2008 and 2010 he has assisted to the realization of the exhibition project fake or feint, sponsored by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds of Berlin. From 2012 to 2016, Adrian Bremenkamp was a doctoral candidate at TOPOI excellence cluster in Berlin. His phd-thesis – supervised by Tanja Michalsky and Wolf-Dietrich Löhr and defended at the Universität der Künste Berlin in 2017 – was published in 2021 under the title ars nova translata. Altniederländische Malerei in Neapel und Aragon. In 2017 he took up a post-doctoral position at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, and since 2018 he has been a research assistant in Department III. He has taken teaching appointments at the Berlin University of the Arts, Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, the University of Leipzig, and Dartmouth College.
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