Visual Studies: Portraits
Barbara Schellewald | Revealing and concealing
Prof. Barbara Schellewald, a specialist in medieval art history, studies methods of the image during the pre-modern period. “Revealing” and “concealing” are the two key concepts for her because they pertain both to an experience with the images as well as the images themselves.
Ralph Ubl | Doing research surrounded by museums
Basel offers the ideal conditions for studying art history. Because it has one of the highest concentrations of museums in Europe, this subject provides education that is closely intertwined with the arts. Image studies is therefore one research focus at the University of Basel. The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Iconic Criticism, known as eikones, is also located here and has been directed by Prof. Ralph Ubl for the last four years.
Thomas Vetter | Mechanic analysis of images
“More and more things are becoming possible in the field of intelligent image analysis,” says Professor Thomas Vetter, a professor for computer science with a research focus on image sciences. His research group studies the recognition and analysis of images using methods of machine learning and computer graphics.