OSK Winter School: From Maecenas to CEO? Recent research on artistic patronage (applications closed, next edition in 2024)

In art history and adjacent fields, the paradigm of the artist as a freely creating individual is increasingly questioned; at the same time, the role of private patrons as supporters of cultural institutions has become paramount – see the role of people like Pinault in their support of artists such as Damien Hirst, which seems to emulate or even surpass the role of the Medici in the Renaissance.

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