Mai Lumiste and the Study of Art History

July 2013
Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi;2013, Vol. 22 Issue 3/4, p6
Academic Journal
The historiography of Estonian art history is an emerging subject. Here an introduction is provided to the articles in this volume dealing with different aspects of the legacy of Soviet art history writing and the role Mai Lumiste played in it. The second part of the article gives an overview of Lumiste's research, with special regard to her interdisciplinary position between art history and conservation, studying subjects from panel painting to architecture. The question of Lumiste as a pioneer of technical art history is also posed.


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