- Department of Art History
- IU Bloomington
Dr. Cordula Grewe, Associate Professor of Art History at Indiana University Bloomington, specializes in German art of the long 19th century, with particular emphasis on questions of visual piety, word-image relationships, and aesthetics. In 2009, her book Painting the Sacred in the Age of Romanticism appeared with Ashgate, followed by a second book, The Nazarenes: Romantic Avant-garde and the Art of the Concept, in 2015 (Penn State University Press). She has edited several essay collections, among them „From Manhattan to Mainhattan: Architecture and Style as Transatlantic Dialogue, 1920-1970” (Bulletin of the GHI, Supplement 2, 2005), Die Schau des Fremden: Ausstellungskonzepte zwischen Kunst, Kommerz und Wissenschaft (2006) and The Enchanted World of German Romantic Prints, 1770-1850 (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2017), which was listed among the “Best Books of the Year” Art” by the London Sunday Times. Currently, Prof. Grewe is completing a study titled The Arabesque from Kant to Comics (Routledge). Grewe has held numerous grants, among them by the Institute for Advanced Study and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and has served on the boards of Intellectual History Review and Modern Intellectual History. Her two new research projects are a book on Modern Theo-Aesthetics from Ingres to the Leipzig School and a study of art reflecting upon art, performance, gender and race (Portraiture as Performance from Emma Hamilton to Nicky Minaj), which follows this para-artistic praxis from the period around 1700 to the present.