Ph.D., Florida State University
European & Latin American Modernism
19th & 20th-Century Art
Art Theory & Criticism
Nathan Timpano came to the University of Miami in 2010. His present research focuses on the history and historiography of modern art produced during the long nineteenth century (1789 - 1918), particularly in Europe and Latin America. As a specialist in German and Austrian modern art and visual culture, he teaches courses on European Modernism, Viennese Expressionism and Surrealism. He additionally teaches all courses related to Latin American Modernism within the Department of Art & Art History.
Prior to joining the faculty at UM, Professor Timpano was the Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums / Busch-Resinger Museum at Harvard University, where his research focused on the photographic works of Lyonel Feininger. Among his various awards, Professor Timpano has been the recipient of a Fulbright doctoral fellowship to Austria (2007 - 2008) and a DAAD doctoral grant to Germany (2007).
Professor Timpano recently completed a book manuscript on the iconography, subjectivity, and semiology of theatrical and pathological gestures in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Viennese painting. He is presently curating a major exhibition at the Lowe Art Museum titled Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States, which will open in June 2013.
The Hysterical Muse: Schiele, Kokoschka, and the Subject of Viennese Modernism (book manuscript)
Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States, exh. cat. (Miami: Lowe Art Museum, 2013), in press.
“Feeling Blue: Der Blaue Reiter, Francophilia and the Tate Gallery, 1960" (book chapter, forthcoming, 2013).
“Nazi vs. Niebelung: Satirizing National Socialism at Harvard’s Germanic Museum," Oxford Art Journal 35, no. 3 (October 2012): in press.
“Los Once & Los Cinco: Cuban Responses to Abstract Expressionism,” in From the Vault, Building a Legacy: Sixty Years of Collecting at the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, exh. cat. (Miami: Lowe Art Museum, 2012), 21-25.
"The dialectics of vision: Oskar Kokoschka and the historiography of expressionistic sight," Journal of Art Historiography 1, no. 5 (December 2011): 1-13.
"Afterward: Lyonel Feininger at Harvard," in Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928-1939, exh. cat. (Ostfildern and Cambridge: Hatje Cantz and Harvard Art Museums, 2011), 149-51.
"Marketing the European-American: William Merritt Chase, Munich and the Märchenkönig," in American Artists in Munich: Artistic Migration and Cultural Exchange Processes, ed. Christian Fuhrmeister (Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2009), 179-92.
"Translating Vanguardia: Wifredo Lam, Transculturation, and the Crux of Avant-gardism," Rutgers Art Review 23 (2007): 48-67.
"Peter Neusser: Constructing Urban Heterotopias in the Modern City," Chicago Art Journal 15 (2005): 107-11.
"Misremembering Racial Histories: The Role of the Viewer in Kara Walker’s The Emancipation Approximation," Athanor 23 (2005): 89-95.
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banner detail from Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze (1902)