Christian Dieter Sauer, Dr.phil.

Lector Subject Science / UF Artistic Education

  • Alpenstraße 75 (Room: LEG006b)
  • 5020 Salzburg

Christian Sauer studied art history and philosophy in Regensburg and - as a Leonardo scholarship holder - in Paris, where he worked as an intern at the Musée du Louvre and the Musée Picasso. After a master's thesis on a Sienese panel painting from the Trecento with the “Sturz der rebellischen Engel”, an interdisciplinary dissertation followed in 2010 on Salvador Dalí's theater and film projects (Bewegte Bilder. Salvador Dalí’s amerikanische Theater- und Filmprojekte, Mann-Verlag, Berlin 2015).

Christian Sauer worked as a research assistant from 2006 to 2010 and later as a university assistant at the Paris-Lodron University Salzburg. He worked at the University of Graz (Institute for Art History) and as a coordinator and lecturer in the interdisciplinary Aisthesis course of the Bavarian Elite Network (2014-2016). His research focuses on art from 1780 to the present day.

Christian Sauer is currently working on a research project that deals with the phenomena of smell and taste in contemporary art, addressing current research questions such as theories of embodiment, global art history, the connection between science and art, or considerations of image science. In addition, he is concerned with ideas about visual self-presentation in social networks and the relationship between virtual and real life.