Lejla Mrgan

Lejla Mrgan

PhD fellow

Current research area:

  • Bertel Thorvaldsen
  • Neoclasscism
  • Bust portraiture
  • Roman sculpture
  • The reception of antiquity
  • Sculptural theories of the 18th and 19th centuries
  • 18th century German aesthetics (Baumgarten, Winckelmann, Lessing, Herder, Mortiz, Kant and Schiller)
  • Anthropological approaches to art (Aby Warburg, Alfred Gell, Caroline van Eck)


Other areas of interest:

  • Late antiquity
  • Illuminated manuscripts (the Vienna Genesis in particular)
  • Word and image relationships (from illuminated manuscripts to comic books)
  • Roman catacombs
  • Early Christian basilicas in Rome
  • Judaism and early Christianity

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