Laura Valterio, M.A.Dottoranda
Interessi di ricerca
- Theory of art and of the image
- History of ideas
- Theories of the subject and of subjectivation
- Material culture of the 17th century
Laura studied History of Art and Classical Archeology at the University
of Milan, where she graduated with a thesis on meaning and function of
sculptural reduplication in ancient Roman Art. Since 2015 she has been a
member of eikones – Center for the Theory and History of the Image at the University of Basel, where she began her Ph.D. thesis Ultima mano. Unfinished paintings and the conclusion of the pictorial act.
The project, which she will continue at the Bibliotheca Hertziana,
explores the issue of the conclusion of the work of art in the
theoretical discourse and pictorial production of the 17th century. By
focusing at the same time on unfinished artistic projects, the survey
investigates negative forms of creativity as well as the painter’s and
inactivity as integral part of his artistic production.