Sebastian Schütze

Professor and Chair, Department of Art History, University of Vienna
Sebastian Schütze has been a long-standing research fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institut for Art History) in Rome. He is a member of the scientific board of the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici in Naples and the Institut européen d’histoire de la République des Lettres in Paris. From 2003 to 2009 he held the Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen’s University in Kingston. Currently he is Professor of Early Modern Art History and Chair of the Department of Art History at Vienna University. He has published widely on European Baroque Art, in particular on art and art patronage in Papal Rome and Spanish Naples. His publications include books on the Neapolitan painter “Massimo Stanzione,” on the art patronage of “Cardinal Maffeo Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII) and the Rise of Roman High Baroque” and most recently on “Caravaggio. The Complete Works.” He has co-organized about a dozen international conferences, among others “Estetica Barocca,” “I Barberini e la cultura europea” and “Sankt Peter in Rom 1506-2006.” He has also has been prominently involved in major international loan exhibitions such as Bernini Scultore (Villa Borghese, Rome”), Barock im Vatikan (Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn) and From Raphael to Carracci. The Art of Papal Rome (National Gallery, Ottawa).

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