David François MisteliAssistant / PhD candidate
Departement Künste, Medien, Philosophie
Assistant / PhD candidate
St. Alban-Graben 8
eikones – Zentrum für die Theorie und Geschichte des Bildes
David Misteli is a doctoral assistant for modern art with the Department of art history at the University of Basel. He studied art history, history, and visual studies at the University of Basel with semesters abroad in Berlin and Glasgow. Granted a Doc.Mobility Fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation he will be working on his PhD project at the German Center for Art History in Paris and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, from the fall 2017 until the spring 2019
Expression and Mediality in Van Goghs’s Painting
Van Gogh’s painting, unlike any other, is heavily imbued with the notion of expression in art. To this day, however, we are lacking art-historically convincing accounts for this close relationship. Hence, my dissertation aims to untangle aspects of expressivity in Van Gogh’s painting, systematically and historically, in order to expose the aesthetic and social moment in the history of modernity that Van Gogh’s painting captured so tantalizingly.