Pre-PhD Fellow: Weixuan Li
Supervisors: dr. Marten Jan Bok

This pre-PhD project focuses on analyzing and visualizing the transmission of knowledge and artistic innovations through artists’ social and spatial networks in the Dutch Golden Age with a digital approach. She develops new algorithms connecting various sources – making biographical databases ‘talk’ to visual sources and model – and creates an interactive interface demonstrating a dynamic distribution of artworks with a certain subject matter in space together with the social network among the painters. She is also looking at the imitation and emulation within Rembrandt’s neighborhood and tries to visualize the spread of innovations among Rembrandt’s neighbors, the result of which will be presented at the 2018 International Conference on Urban History in Rome.