Ben Thomas talk on art historian Edgar Wind

Ben Thomas

Dr Ben Thomas, Reader in Art History, will be giving a talk on Edgar Wind and the American artist R. B. Kitaj at the Italian Cultural Institute, next Friday 3 July 2020, 4-5pm.

The talk will be part of a regular seminar and reading group devoted to the work of Aby Warburg (1866–1929), a prominent German art historian and cultural theorist who founded the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg.

Edgar Wind (1900–1971) was a German-born art historian and philosopher. He was the author of the famous book Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance (1958), but was also passionately interested in modern art and played a mentoring role to the young Kitaj when he was a student at the Ruskin School in Oxford.

Edgar Wind has been a focus for Ben’s research. Ben previously worked as a research assistant for Margaret Wind, Edgar’s wife. His book Edgar Wind and Modern Art: In Defence of Marginal Anarchy will be published later this year by Bloomsbury Academic.

The event is open to all and free of charge. For more details, please see the page here: