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Geoff Lehman

Education and research:

Geoff Lehman received his B.A. in humanities from Yale University, where he studied literature, philosophy, and art history in an interdisciplinary context. He received his PhD in art history from Columbia University, with a dissertation on the relationship between perspective and Renaissance landscape painting. Before coming to ECLA, Geoff taught art history for several years in Columbia University's core curriculum, as well as in its summer program. His research interests include the theory and history of perspective, art and viewer response, the relationship between painting and music in the Renaissance, and the origins and development of landscape painting in Europe. Geoff joined the faculty at ECLA as a fellow in 2006, and became a member of the permanent faculty in 2008.

Classes Taught at ECLA:

Core courses:
Values of Renaissance Florence
Plato's Republic and Its Interlocutors
Forms of Love
Objectivity. Saper vedere: Knowing How to See

Perspective in the Renaissance
Leonardo da Vinci
Methods and Interpretation: the Visual Arts
Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Reading Groups:
Las Meninas

In 2009, Geoff led the museum visits for the ISU "Montaigne and the Making of the Modern Self"

General Teaching Interests:

Renaissance painting and graphic arts; perspective; art theory and aesthetics