Christian Kleinbub

Christian Kleinbub

Robert Lehman Fellow
Michelangelo's Inner Anatomies
Christian Kleinbub


Having studied at Yale and Columbia, Christian Kleinbub is now an Associate Professor of the History of Art at Ohio State University. His research interests include early modern image theory, antiquarianism, anatomy, and visuality. His first book, Vision and the Visionary in Raphael (winner of the 2013 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities from the Council of Graduate Schools) considers the important ways in which an influential Renaissance artist attempted the reconciliation of contemporary imperatives of painting and the traditional functions of sacred images

Project Summary

This book project, Michelangelo's Inner Anatomies, explores the poetic, philosophical, and scientific dimensions of the artist's understanding of the internal organs, a crucial but neglected aspect of the master's work.