curriculum vitae

Brigit Blass-Simmen

Brigit Blass-Simmen Portrait
(Foto © Jan Sobottka www.catonbed.de )

e-mail: bbs@blass-simmen.de

Citizenship: Swiss. Born in Zurich (Switzerland), living in Berlin (Germany)
Address: Pariserstraße 44, 10707 Berlin

Academic Degrees

1991 Dr. Phil. Art History – University of Zurich, Switzerland – Title: Sankt Georg: Drachenkampf in der Renaissance: Carpaccio – Raffael – Leonardo. Dissertation Supervisor Prof. Dr. Rudolf Preimesberger.

1984 Lic.phil. Art History, French Literature – University of Geneva and Zurich.

Area of Research

Italian Quattro- and Cinquecento visual representations

Current research and Writing projects

The Council of Ferrara/Florence 1438/39, The Greek in Italy and Visual Representations
Matteo de’ Pasti as Book Illuminator

Related Academic Work

2001 – Co-founder, successor Pfr. Hannes Langbein, of the interdisciplinary lecture series „Christian Thematic in Paintings“ in Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie and Bodemuseum.

1992-1996 Curator of the „Corpus of Italian Drawings 1300-1450“, founded by Bernhard Degenhart und Annegrit Schmitt, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München.
https://www.khi.fi.it

1989-1992 Assistant Curator at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Neue Nationalgalerie, the Gemäldegalerie and the Kupferstichkabinett (Dept. of Prints and Drawings).

1983-1985 Assistant to the Editor, Swiss Institute of Art Research SIK-ISEA, Zurich.

Other Personal Information

1996 Birth of daughter Anna
1988 Marriage to Dr. Jeannot Simmen of Zürich

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Cecilia Gonzaga
Pisanello, Cecilia Gonzaga, Medal, 1447.

 

Member of the board

2011 (ongoing)
Kaiser Friedrich Museumsverein KFMV

• co-chairman •
www.kaiser-friedrich-museumsverein.de
art historian and acquisition commission

Board of advisers
2012 (ongoing)
Stiftung Sammlung Dieter Scharf zur Erinnerung an Otto Gerstenberg

Sachverständigenausschuss für Kulturgut (Berlin)

2005 (ongoing)
Club Bel Etage

www.club-bel-etage.de

1999-2001
Waldorf-Kindergarten,
Berlin-Mansfelderstraße

Membership

ICOM Deutschland
The Renaissance Society of America (RSA)
Kunstgeschichtliche Gesellschaft zu Berlin
Kaiser Friedrich-Museums-Verein, Berlin

Lecture

2013/2014 FU-Berlin
Ü̈bung im Kupferstichkabinett: Italienische Zeichnungen der Renaissance
,
Freie Universität Berlin
(with Ulrike Müller-Hofstede)
http://www.fu-berlin.de/Vorlesungsverzeichnis

2012/13 FU-Berlin
Venezianische und Florentiner Malerei der frühen Neuzeit, Übungen vor Originalen, Freie Universität Berlin (mit Ulrike Müller-Hofstede)