Dr. Regina Deckers

Photographic Collection, Employee

Main Focus

  • Baroque sculpture in Rome, Naples, Venice Austria and Germany
  • History of Still Life

Publications (Selection)

  • "Frightening Fragments – The Representation of the Corpse in Baroque Sculpture", Journal of Baroque Studies. International Institute for Baroque Studies – University of Malta, 2 (2017), 1, pp. 77–94.
  • Die Testa velata in der Barockplastik. Zur Bedeutung von Schleier und Verhüllung zwischen Trauer, Allegorie und Sinnlichkeit, Diss. Univ. Düsseldorf 2006, Römische Studien der Bibliotheca Hertziana, 27, Munich 2010.

Publications (OPAC-Research)

Curriculum Vitae

Regina Deckers currently works in the Photographic Collection at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History. She studied Art History, Ancient History and Medieval History at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Master thesis about Georg Raphael Donner's sculptures in the staircase of the Mirabell Palace in Salzburg. From 2001 to 2005 scientific auxiliary in the Photographic Collection at the Bibliotheca Hertziana and research for doctoral dissertation about the meaning of the veil in Baroque sculpture (Die Testa Velata in der Barockplastik. Zur Bedeutung von Schleier und Verhüllung zwischen Trauer, Allegorie und Sinnlichkeit, published 2010). From 2007 to 2009 trainee position at the National Museums in Berlin (Bode Museum/Sculpture Collection, Museum of Decorative Arts, Collection of Old Master Paintings). Research interests are sculpture and painting of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Italy (especially in Naples, Venice and Rome), Germany and Austria as well as the history of still life.

Memberships/honorary positions
Collaboration New Edition of Bellori’s Vite Bellori-Edition
Member Renaissance Society of America

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