Larissa Dätwyler
PhD candidate
PhD candidate

Larissa Dätwyler

Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät

eikones – Zentrum für die Theorie und Geschichte des Bildes

PhD candidate

Rheinsprung 9/11
4051 Basel
Schweiz

Tel. +41 61 207 18 12
larissa.daetwyler@unibas.ch


Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät

Departement Künste, Medien, Philosophie

Professur Ubl

PhD candidate

Rheinsprung 9/11
4051 Basel
Schweiz

Tel. +41 61 207 18 12
larissa.daetwyler@unibas.ch

Curriculum Vitae

2010-17 studies in the History of Art and Philosophy at the University of Basel, finished with the Master’s thesis examining the relation between Cubism and machine aesthetics in the artistic work of F. Léger (“Fernand Léger: vom Kubismus zur Maschinenästhetik”). 2012-17 student research assistant (Chair of Practical Philosophy, Professor Dr. A. Krebs), in addition: employment at the Museum Rehmann in Laufenburg (2012-17), project co-leadership “ENTER for Newcomer” DOCK Basel (2016-17), guide at the Kunstmuseum Basel (2016-17) and several internships; since July 2017 research assistant in the SNF-SINERGIA-Project “Media of Exactitude”, since September 2017 PhD candidate at eikones.

Current project

Pentimento. Visualisation of Correction Procedures in the Painting of Classical Modern Art

The PhD project explores the pertinence of genuine traces of painting alterations and of creative processes after their artistic visualisation in art works around 1900 in France (such as the drawings and paintings by Henri Matisse between 1900-20). The project follows the preliminary hypothesis that (paradigmatically investigating the principle of pentimento, i.e. the layering and overlapping of marks) a tension between the illusion of correction and the accumulated potential of manifold opportunities is established by means of a deliberate shift of correction traces, which formerly were intended to be invisible, into the sphere of visibility. By establishing a connection from the top to lower layers of paint, and vice versa, the original meaning of the Italian term pentimento – repentance – is scrutinized and investigated from an extended perspective at the interface between drawing and painting. 

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Portrait Olga Merson, 1911, Öl auf Leinwand, 99.7 × 80.6 cm, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Portrait Olga Merson, 1911, Öl auf Leinwand, 99.7 × 80.6 cm, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.