The research network “Visionary Artists, Visionary Objects 1800-now” is convened by Dr. Lieke Wijnia and Dr. Naomi Billingsley.

LW_teylers_1Dr. Lieke Wijnia lectures Art History at University College Tilburg and is postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Religion and Heritage at the University of Groningen. She defended her PhD dissertation on perceptions of the sacred at festival Musica Sacra Maastricht, cum laude at Tilburg University in 2016. In the context of the research network, she is particularly interested in the spiritual dimensions of Piet Mondrian’s life and work.

DSC_0028 copyDr. Naomi Billingsley is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester. Her research is concerned with religion and art, especially in Britain in the Romantic period. Her first book, on William Blake’s vision of Christ as the archetypal artist, was published in 2018 by I.B. Tauris.



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