Aleksander Musiał, MPhil

Princeton Fellow

Interessi di ricerca

  • Classical Reception
  • Eastern European Architecture
  • 18th-century Art Theory and Aesthetics
  • Authenticity and Replication
  • History of Physiology

Progetto di ricerca

Immersion: classical reception and Eastern European transformations of hygiene architecture, ca. 1680–1830

Pubblicazioni (Selezione)

  • "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.

Curriculum vitae

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.

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