Gerd Blum is Professor for Art History at the Academy of Fine Arts in Münster. He studied in Munich, Bochum, Berlin and Pisa (Scuola Normale Superiore) and received his PhD in 1999 from the University of Basel.
In 2007/8 Blum was Visiting Professor at the University of Heidelberg and in 2010/11 Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Konstanz. The “Wissenschaftspreis der Aby-Warburg-Stiftung Hamburg” was granted to him in 2010.
He published a monograph on Hans von Marées and a biography of Giorgio Vasari. A book (based on his Habilitationsschrift) on architecturally framed views, “fenestrae prospectivae” and concepts of ideal topography from Alberti to Agucchi is forthcoming (within the Series “Studien aus dem Warburg-Haus”, Berlin: Akademie: Verlag).
He published also on Contemporary Art and Photography. His article “Vasari on the Jews. Canon, Conversion, and the Moses of Michelangelo” was published in the December-issue of The Art Bulletin.