Saul Nelson is our Departmental Lecturer in History of Art at Christ Church for 2021-22.
Saul is an art historian of the modern period. His work analyses the global development of modernist art in the aftermath of World War II. It uses this broadened context to rethink the work of artists who have formerly been seen as regressive or conservative, asking how their work might have engaged such vital political concerns as cold war nationalism or the critique of colonialism. An example of this approach, ‘Writing to Barnett Newman: F.N. Souza and the End of Modernism’, has recently appeared in Art History. His work has also been published in the Oxford Art Journal and The London Review of Books.
Saul will be teaching Approaches to the History of Art and Art, Design, Architecture: Meaning and Interpretation.