Victor Stoichita

Victor Stoichita

Robert Lehman Visiting Professor
The Power of the Gaze in Renaissance Art and Culture
2016 - 2017 (January-March)


Victor I. Stoichita was educated in Bucharest, Rome, Munich and Paris. He taught at many European and American Universities and was fellow at the Institute of Advances Study in Princeton, at the Getty Center for Humanities, at the Wissenchaftskolleg in Berlin  and at the Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts (Washington D.C). Since 1991 he teaches Art History at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He is Foreign Member of the Accademia dei Lincei (Italy) and Associated Member of the Académie Royale de Belgique. He is the author of many art historical books translated in a dozen of languages. His memory book “Oublier Bucarest” (2014) was awarded by the Académie Française.

Project Summary

The book professor Stoichita is preparing deals with the visual strategies of attack and defence in the figurative arts with a special attention to Italian and Spanish Renaissance armours.  Chapters of this book will be the topic of the Berenson Lectures 2017 at Villa I Tatti.