Saskia Christin Quené
PhD candidate
PhD candidate

Saskia Christin Quené

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 46
saskia.quene@unibas.ch


Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät

PhD candidate

saskia.quene@unibas.ch

Curriculum Vitae

Saskia C. Quené studied Art History, Philosophy and Musicology in Berlin and is a member of the eikones Graduate School since 2015. Her interests of research lie not only in the field of materiality and color in the Italian fifteenth century, but also in the theory of art and aesthetics and questions concerning the interplay between music and visual arts.

Current project

On the Transformation of Golden Grounds in Quattrocento Panel Painting

The purpose of this research is to identify and analyze various modalities and applications of the gilded ground in the oeuvre of Fra Angelico and Quattrocento Italian panel painting. I am particularly interested in three subjects Fra Angelico was concerned with: The Madonna of Humility (How can we perceive and understand the interplay between figura, campo and piano?), The Annunciation to Mary (Why does the gilded ground transform frequently into special representations of brocade and silk?) and The Coronation of the Virgin (What is the connection between represented light and the luminous gold in the context of Mary in Heaven?) 

Fra Angelico, L’Incoronazione della Vergine, ca. 1435. Tempera on wood, 117 x 115 cm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze.

Fra Angelico, L’Incoronazione della Vergine, ca. 1435. Tempera on wood, 117 x 115 cm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze.