Art, Art History, and Film Faculty

Oliver Wunsch

Assistant Professor, Art History


Refereed Journal Articles

 “Discriminating Taste: Skin Color and Connoisseurship in Eighteenth-Century France,” H-France Salon 14, no. 8 (2022): 1–12,

 “Rosalba Carriera’s Four Continents and the Commerce of Skin,” Journal18, no. 10 (2020),

“Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s ‘Black Countess’ Identified,” The Burlington Magazine 161, no. 1398 (October 2019): 828–833.   

“Watteau, through the Cracks,” The Art Bulletin 100, no. 2 (June 2018): 37–60.

“Diderot and the Materiality of Posterity,” Early Modern French Studies 40, no. 1 (2018): 63–78.

Book Chapters

“Making up Race: Whiteness, Pinkness, and Pompadour,” in Madame de Pompadour: Painted Pink, ed. A. Cassandra Albinson (Harvard Art Museums / Yale University Press, 2022), 74–85.

“Decay,” in The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, ed. Ethan Lasser (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT: Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press, 2017), 211–21.

 “Time,” in Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, ed. Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth Rudy, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Art Museums, 2017), 162–71.

Book Reviews

 “Art, Science, and the Body in Early Romanticism,” CAA Reviews,