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S. (Sumihiro) Oki MA

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Kunstgeschiedenis
Photographer: R. Compère

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  • Profile

    Sumihiro read Western Art History as a BA and MA student at the Tokyo University of the Arts, followed by his second MA in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. In 2017, he joined the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH) as a PhD candidate, specialising in the art of the later Middle Ages, with particular interests in Early Netherlandish painting and its influence upon German painters in the fifteenth century.

  • Publications



    • Oki, S. (2021). ‘Translation (with Aya Nakama): Jeffery F. Hamburger, Medieval ut pictura poesis’. Aspects of the Problems in Western Art History, 19, 87-99.



    • Oki, S. (2016). Exhibition Review: Bruegel in Black & White: Three Grisailles Reunited. Aspects of the Problems in Western Art History, 14, 189-193.


    • Oki, S. (2015). Book Review: Visual Time: The Image in History by Keith Moxey. Aspects of the Problems in Western Art History, 13, 183-187.



    Prize / grant

    • Oki, S. (2020). The Slifka Foundation Interdisciplinary Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    • Oki, S. (2020). The Kajima Foundation for the Arts Research Grant.
    • Oki, S. (2019). The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation Research Grant.
    • Oki, S. (2019). International Fellowship Programme for Sabbatical Leave and Research Residencies at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
    • Oki, S. (2017). Ishibashi Foundation Scholarship.

    Talk / presentation

    • Oki, S. (speaker) (4-11-2022). Double Reflection: Konrad Witz and Jan van Eyck, Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek Mediëvistendag 2022, Amsterdam.
    • Oki, S. (speaker) (3-6-2022). ‘Konrad Witz’s Formative Years’, Conference: Historians of Netherlandish Art, Amsterdam and The Hague.
    • Oki, S. (speaker) (11-12-2021). ‘The Co-authorship Network and the Progress of Research Topics’, Japan Network Science Seminar Annual Conference, Kanazawa.
    • Oki, S. (speaker) (14-5-2021). ‘Style, Technique, Attribution: the Lamentation by a Follower of the Master of the Virgo inter Virgines’, Spring Colloquium: Artistic Partnerships, Real and Imagined: Netherlandish Art beyond Geographic Boundaries, New York City.
    • Oki, S. (speaker) (26-3-2021). ‘The Speculum Humanae Salvationis Altarpiece: Konrad Witz and Early Netherlandish Painting’, Friday Fellows’ Talks, New York City.
    • Oki, S. (speaker) (12-12-2020). ‘Konrad Witz and Early Netherlandish Painting’, 73rd Japan Art History Society General Assembly, Tokyo.
    • Oki, S. (speaker) (20-6-2019). ‘The Materiality of Shadows in Fifteenth-Century Painting’, Onderzoekschool Kunstgeschiedenis Seminar, Materials and Materiality in Art History, Mechelen.
    • Oki, S. (speaker) (26-4-2019). Organiser, Pictorial Space in the Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, Amsterdam.
    • Oki, S. (speaker) (30-1-2019). ‘Konrad Witz—Light and Shadows’, the Onderzoekschool Kunstgeschiedenis PhD Progress Report, Utrecht University, Onderzoekschool Kunstgeschiedenis PhD Progress Report, Utrecht University, Utrecht.
    • Oki, S. (speaker) (26-11-2018). Between Reality and Symbol—Rocks in Early Netherlandish Painting, The skin of things. A symposium on perceiving, and painting material properties., Amsterdam.
    • Oki, S. (speaker) (23-11-2018). ‘Quasi sis umbra, qui es lux’— Konrad Witz and Nicholas of Cusa, The Symposium Light & Darkness in pre-modern visual cultures, London.


    • Oki, S. (visiting researcher) (6-1-2020 - 27-3-2020). Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (visiting an external institution).
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