Heinrich Wölfflin in the Hispanic World

Spring Term Opening Lecture

  • Date: Feb 4, 2020
  • Time: 18:00
  • Speaker: Tristan Weddigen
  • Location: Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, 00187 Rom
  • Contact: freiberg@biblhertz.it
 Heinrich Wölfflin in the Hispanic World
The lecture explores the reception of Kunstwissenschaft in Spain and Latin America and, more specifically, the fundamental impact of Heinrich Wölfflin's "Principles of Art History", published in 1915. This is to show how terms and methods of our discipline have been adopted, appropriated and transformed for constructing political, national and ethnic identities and to reflect on the issues of a global art history.


Tristan Weddigen is director at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History and professor at the University of Zurich. His department focuses on contemporary Italian art, its global entanglements, materiality and mediality, the history of art history and digital visual studies.

Go to Editor View