David François Misteli
Assistant / PhD candidate
PhD candidate
PhD candidate

David François Misteli

Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät

Departement Künste, Medien, Philosophie

Fachbereich Kunstgeschichte

Assistant / PhD candidate

Kunsthistorisches Seminar
St. Alban-Graben 8
4051 Basel
Schweiz

Tel. +41 61 206 63 90
david.misteli@unibas.ch


Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät

eikones – Zentrum für die Theorie und Geschichte des Bildes

PhD candidate

david.misteli@unibas.ch


Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät

PhD candidate

david.misteli@unibas.ch

Curriculum Vitae

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

Publications

Misteli, D. (2019) ‘Knut Ivar Aaser at Felix Gaudlitz’, Artforum International . Artforum International Magazine, 57(8), p. 208. Available at: https://www.artforum.com/print/reviews/201904/knut-ivar-aaser-79090.   edoc
Misteli, D. (2018) ‘Lisa Holzer at Galerie Emanuel Layr’, Artforum International. Artforum International Magazine, 56(10), pp. 325-326. Available at: https://www.artforum.com/print/reviews/201806/lisa-holzer-75603.   edoc
Misteli, D. (2018) ‘Liesl Raff at Sophie Tappeiner’, Artforum International. Artforum International Magazine, 56(8), p. 199. Available at: https://www.artforum.com/print/reviews/201804/liesl-raff-74706.   edoc

Current project

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.

Vincent van Gogh, Montmartre: Behind the Moulin de la Galette (F316/JH1246), July 1887, oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm, Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum.

Vincent van Gogh, Montmartre: Behind the Moulin de la Galette (F316/JH1246), July 1887, oil on canvas, 81 x 100 cm, Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum.