Research Focus

  • British art of the twentieth century

  • (European) Surrealism

  • Digital art history



  • Topics: Roland Penrose (1900-1984), his artistic works and Farley Farm House; British art scene of the twentieth century; aspects of national identity and Englishness

  • Methodology: interdisciplinary, comparative and iconology

  • Main conclusion: Penrose’s life and works are characterized by a progressiveness and nostalgic tendencies which mostly relate to an English landscape tradition


Current Research Projects

  • Search engines for an automatic object search and grouping of images according to user-defined similarities

  • Style transfer

  • Critical evaluation of traditional methods in art history in the context of computer technologies and digital images


Future Research Projects

  • Political iconography

  • Scottish Colourists (1900-1930): Francis Campbell Cadell, John Duncan Fergusson, Leslie Hunter and Samuel Peploe

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