Vera Beyer

Did other cultures see differently? Einstein Junior Fellow Vera Beyer (FU Berlin) is researching how different cultures depict their ideas of seeing. In her study "Seeing in Comparison", she compares medieval book illumination from Persia and Europe. The art historian focuses on motifs that draw on common traditions - for example the vision of God, dreaming authors or covetous glances at material idols. Vera Beyer has gained international research experience in Paris, New York, Basel and Iran.