Eduardo De Maio
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Eduardo De Maio is currently a second year PhD candidate at The University of York working under the supervision of Prof. Liz Prettejohn. His thesis looks at the cultural interchanges between Britain and Italian currents of Symbolism and Divisionism between 1888 and 1914. His thesis aims at reassessing the phenomenon, after decades of marginal interest, by presenting it as a mutual opportunity for Italian Symbolists and Divisionists, on one hand, to acknowledge the latest innovations in British art, philosophy and aesthetics, and, on the other hand, for Britain to discover, review, collect Italian Symbolist and Divisionist artists, and even to be influenced in art by some of them.
His further research interests include European art at the turn of the twentieth century, with a focus on Futurism; Post-War art and exhibition practice, with a focus on Nouveau Réalisme, Arte Povera, Environmental art; the impact of Henry Moore’s sculpture in Italy; the notions of process and democratization in art and museums; art criticism, with a focus on connoisseurship, ekphrasis and marxist art-historiography.
Eduardo De Maio completed a BA in Cultural Studies at the University of Florence in Italy, with a dissertation in History of Art Criticism on the Italian critic Roberto Longhi's Futurist ekphrasis, and a MA in History of Art at the University of York, with a dissertation on the relationship between Henry Moore and Tuscany.
Eduardo De Maio is currently Associate Editor of the Department Journal “Aspectus”