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dr. A.R. (Arjan) de Koomen

  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Kunstgeschiedenis
  • Visiting address
    BG 2
    Turfdraagsterpad 15  Room number: 3,02
  • Postal address:
    Turfdraagsterpad  9
    1012 XT  Amsterdam

Teaching Area

Southern European Art of the 14th-18th Century (Italian, French, Spanish); European sculpture 14th-19th Century; Historiography of Art of the Early Modern Period; Technical Art History  

Work Experience

1987-1988   Lecturer Art History University Utrecht
1988-1992   Research Fellow Dutch Art Historical Institute, Florence, Italy
1995-1999   Lecturer Art History Free University, Amsterdam
1999-2001   Curator of Sculpture, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
2002-2005   Inspector, Inspectorate of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of  Culture (OCW), The Hague

2002-2006 (part time) Lecturer Art History of the Early Modern Period (Nieuwere Tijd), University of Amsterdam                                

since 2006 University Lecturer Southern European Art and Sculpture of the Early Modern Period

Curriculum Vitae

CV in Dutch


  • de Koomen, A. R. (2013). The Self-Portrait ‘En Décapité’: interpreting artistic Self-Insertion. In C. Santing, B. Baert, & A. Traninger (Eds.), Disembodied heads in medieval and early modern culture (pp. 191-221). (Intersections; No. 28). Leiden: Brill. DOI: 10.1163/9789004253551_009  [details] 


  • de Koomen, A. (2011). Titus, Titian and tante Titia: on Rembrandt and onomastics. In A. W. A. Boschloo, J. N. Coutré, & S. S. Dickey (Eds.), Aemulatio: imitation, emulation and invention in Netherlandish art from 1500 tot 1800: essays in honor of Eric Jan Sluijter (pp. 224-232). Zwolle: Waanders Publishers. [details] 


  • de Koomen, A. R. (2012). Predella and Prontezza: on the expression of Donatello's Saint George. In C. B. Strehlke, & B. D. Strehlke (Eds.), Orsanmichele and the history and preservation of the civic monument (pp. 257-278). Washington DC: National Gallery of Art. [details] 


  • de Koomen, A. R. (2011). Cartons in de kunstgeschiedenis / Cartoons in art history. In Z. van Ruyven-Zeman, A. R. de Koomen, A. L. H. Hage, & J. P. Filedt Kok (Eds.), De cartons van de Sint-Janskerk in Gouda = The cartoons of the Sint-Janskerk in Gouda (pp. 202-219). Delft: Eburon. [details] 
  • de Koomen, A. (2011). Beeldhouwtechnieken: sculptura. In H. Westgeest, T. van Bueren, A. Groot, & A. de Koomen (Eds.), Kunsttechnieken in historisch perspectief (pp. 220-229). Turnhout: Brepols. [details] 
  • de Koomen, A. (2011). De frescotechniek. In H. Westgeest, T. van Bueren, A. Groot, & A. de Koomen (Eds.), Kunsttechnieken in historisch perspectief (pp. 46-59). Turnhout: Brepols. [details] 
  • de Koomen, A. (2011). Fusoria: de gietkunst. In H. Westgeest, T. van Bueren, A. Groot, & A. de Koomen (Eds.), Kunsttechnieken in historisch perspectief (pp. 230-243). Turnhout: Brepols. [details] 
  • de Koomen, A. (2011). Inleiding in de materialen en technieken van de beeldhouwkunst. In H. Westgeest, T. van Bueren, A. Groot, & A. de Koomen (Eds.), Kunsttechnieken in historisch perspectief (pp. 211-219). Turnhout: Brepols. [details] 


  • Beentjes, T., van der Molen, R., & de Koomen, A. (2011). De restauratie van Rodins Denker. In L. Tilanus, & M. Tuijn (Eds.), Rodin de denker (pp. 51-65). Bussum: Thoth. [details] 


  • de Koomen, A. (2010). De kunst van een jong, pronkzuchtig en paraderend tijdperk. Kunstschrift, 54(4), 26-35. [details] 


  • de Koomen, A. (2008). Aristotle’s ‘Poetics’ into art criticism: Francesco Bocchi in praise of Donatello’s Saint George. In H. Hendrix, & P. Procaccioli (Eds.), Officine del nuovo: sodalizi fra letterati, artisti ed editori nella cultura italiana fra Riforma e Controriforma: atti del Simposio internazionale, Utrecht 8-10 novembre 2007 (pp. 89-103). Manziana: Vecchiarelli. [details] 
  • de Koomen, A. (2008). Hans Mont (Gand, 1545 ca.-Costantinopoli?, 1590 ca.): 27. Due amanti mitologici (Giove e Antiope?) [catalogustekst]. In W. Kloek, & B. W. Meijer (Eds.), Fiamminghi e Olandesi a Firenze: disegni dalle collezioni degli Uffizi (pp. 49-51). (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi; No. 96). Firenze: Olschki. [details] 


  • de Koomen, A. (2007). Een lamentatio over een lapidarium: de Nieuwezijds Kapel in de Rijksmuseumtuin. Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum, 55(4), 299-331. [details] 
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