Stefano de Bosio is a POINT-postdoctoral fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin. His current research and book project titled “Toward an Epistemology of Mirror Images: Shifting Paradigms of Image Reversal in the Visual Arts of the Early Modern Europe” investigates the vast constellation of meanings concerning mirror images (i.e. left-right inverted images) in order to underline the existence of shifting aesthetic and epistemological status attributed to image reversal in the artistic theory and practice of the early modern period. Before coming to Berlin, he has been postdoctoral fellow at the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte in Paris, and lecturer in Art History at Paris PSL University.
Besides his current ‘mirror images project’, his main research interests concern cultural transfers and artists’ mobility in early modern Europe as well as the creative processes in 16th century Italian art (notions of tradition, imitatio and aemulatio).
Stefano has studied art history in Turin, Bologna and Paris and earned his PhD at the University of Turin with a thesis analyzing the Western Alpine region during the 16th century as an area of complex artistic, cultural and political negotiation.