Dr Andrea Bubenik

Senior Lecturer

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
a.bubenik@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52184

Overview

Andrea’s research and teaching is focused on Renaissance and Baroque art (especially Albrecht Dürer and his followers), histories of printmaking, court cultures and collecting, links between art and science ca. 1400-1800, and the historiography of art from ancient times to the present. Andrea completed her PhD at Queen’s University in Canada in 2007, and moved to Australia in 2009 to take up her position at UQ. Her monograph entitled Reframing Albrecht Dürer: The Appropriation of Art, 1528-1700, which focuses on aspects of Dürer’s reception, was published in 2012. In her role as an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for The History of the Emotions, Andrea curated the exhibition Five Centuries of Melancholia at the UQ Art Museum (August-November 2014) and edited the accompanying exhibition catalogue. At UQ Andrea lectures on Italian and Northern Renaissance Art, Baroque Art, and the historiography of art. She is interested in cross disciplinary enquiry, and convenes the course ‘Art, Science and New Technologies’; she has also developed a study abroad option for UQ Art History students, ‘Art and Architecture in Venice’, which takes place on site in Venice, Italy. She is currently researching the role of images in early modern herbals, and editing a volume of essays entitled The Persistence of Melancholia.

Research Interests

  • Renaissance and Baroque art
  • Albrecht Dürer and his followers
  • Histories of printmaking
  • links between art and science c.1400-1800
  • early modern art theory
  • court cultures
  • practices of display and collecting
  • reception theory

Research Impacts

Andrea has been invited to speak about her research at numerous public art galleries (national and international) in Nuremberg, Prague, Los Angeles, St. John's, Brisbane. She has also given radio interviews on ABC on the porgrams 'Historyonics' and 'Radio National Books and Arts Daily'.

Radio Interviews:

'Books and Arts Daily: Albrecht Dürer’s Engraving Melencolia l is 500 years old', ABC radio, August 28, 2014.

'Historyonics: The Art of Melancholy', ABC radio, August 13, 2014.

Invited Public Lectures:

‘The Still Life: An Illustrated History’. Guest speaker at the Queensland Art Gallery. Brisbane, Australia. September 10, 2014.

‘Five Centuries of Melancholia’. Exhibition opening with Michael Ann Holly and Keith Moxey at the University of Queensland Art Museum. August 29, 2014.

‘Apocalypse Now! Dürer’s 1498 Apocalypse Series’. Guest speaker at the Queensland Art Gallery for the QAGOMA Foundation Appeal. Brisbane, Australia, June 9, 2013.

‘Royal Patronage and Spanish Painting’. Guest speaker at the Queensland Art Gallery. Brisbane, Australia, August 26, 2012.

‘Mythology and Metamorphoses in Spanish Baroque Painting’. Guest speaker at the Queensland Art Gallery. Brisbane, Australia, August 12, 2012.

‘Appropriations of Albrecht Dürer’s Self-Portraits’. Guest speaker at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany, 2012.

‘Passion and Persistence in the Prints of Albrecht Dürer’. Guest speaker at the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture, Australia, April 16, 2011.

‘Contextualizing Tintoretto’s Risen Christ of 1555’. Guest speaker at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, April 2, 2011.

‘The Self Portraits of Dürer and Rembrandt’. Guest Speaker for the University of Queensland Art Museum Masterclass for Secondary School Teachers. Oct.8, 2011.

'New Approaches to Visualizing Ovid’s Metamorphoses at Renaissance Courts’. Huntington Library, Los Angeles, February 6, 2010.

‘Passion and Persistence in the Prints of Albrecht Dürer’. Guest speaker at The Rooms Art Gallery, St. John’s, Canada, November 4, 2007.

‘The Art of Albrecht Dürer in the Context of the Court of Rudolf II’. Guest Speaker at the Institute of Art History (Ustav Dejin Umeni), Prague, Czech Republic, May 5, 2004.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Qu.(Canada)

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2014). The persistence of melancholia. In Andrea Bubenik (Ed.), Five centuries of melancholia (pp. 11-17) St Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland Art Museum.

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2012). Imitation, emulation, forgery?: copies of Albrecht Dürer's Feast of the Rosegarlands. In Sharon Gregory and Sally Anne Hickson (Ed.), Inganno - the art of deception: imitation, reception, and deceit in early modern art (pp. 83-98) Burlington, VT, United States: Ashgate Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2013). Appropriations of Albrecht Durer’s self portraits. In: Ulrich Großmann and Petra Krutisch, The Challenge of the Object: Congress Proceedings. 33rd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art: CIHA 2012, Nurnberg, Germany, (1000-1004). 15-20 July 2012.

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2002). Art, Astrology and Astronomy at the Imperial Court of Rudolf II (1576-1612). In: John Robert Christianson, Tycho Brahe and Prague: Crossroads of European Science : Proceedings of the International Symposium on the History of Science in the Rudolphine Period. International Symposium on the History of Science in the Rudolphine Period, Prague, Czech Republic, (256-263). 22-25 October 2001.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision