Aleksander Musiał, MPhilPrinceton Fellow
Interessi di ricerca
- Classical Reception
- Eastern European Architecture
- 18th-century Art Theory and Aesthetics
- Authenticity and Replication
- History of Physiology
Progetto di ricerca
- "Mentem mortalia tangunt: Fragments and Fetishes in Izabela Czartoryska’s Puławy Landscape Garden (1794–1831)", Oxford Art Journal 42,3 (2019), pp. 355–372.
- "Artful Foam: The Making of Erotic Art in Princeton Venus with Cupid by Lucas Cranach the Elder", Princeton University Art Museum Record 77-8 (2021), pp. 100–119.
Aleksander Musiał is a doctoral candidate in Art and Archaeology at
Princeton University, specialising in early modern art and architecture.
A graduate in Classics from the University of Cambridge and in Art
History from the University of Warsaw, he pursued internships at the
curatorial departments of the Princeton University Art Museum, the Frick
Collection and the Morgan Library. As an awardee of the Paul Mellon
Predoctoral Dissertation Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in
the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington (DC), he
currently works on his doctoral thesis, entitled Immersion: Classical Reception and Eastern-European Transformations of Hygiene Architecture, ca. 1680–1830.
As member of ‘Visualizing Science in Media Revolutions’ research group
he will explore the use of antiquarian and medical treatises in shaping
bodies and identities inside the intimate and polytemporal sphere of
eighteenth-century baths architecture.