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Professor Martin Kemp

Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University of Oxford; Honorary Fellow, Trinity College, Oxford; Honorary Fellow, Downing College Cambridge

History of Art and imagery in science and art

Past appointments
Lecturer University of Glasgow (1966 - 1981)
Professor of the History and Theory of Art University of St Andrews (1981 - 1985)
Professor of the History of Art University of Oxford (1995 - 2008)
Emeritus Professor of the History of Art University of Oxford (2008 - )

Principal publications
The science of art: optical themes in Western art from Brunelleschi to Seurat, 1989
Visualizations: the nature book of art and science, 2000
Leonardo da Vinci: the marvellous works of nature and man, 1981
Structural Intuitions: Seeing Shapes in Art and Science,
Christ to Coke. How Image Becomes Icon, 2011
The Human Animal in Western Art and Science, 2000
Seen / Unseen, 2000


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