Professor of Modern European Art (18th through 20th centuries) and Art of the Americas (Pre-Columbian to Modern)
Professor Judy Sund's
research is primarily devoted to modern painting and sculpture in Europe and the United States. Her more particular interests include visual artists' responses to texts, constructions of the exotic in Euro-American visual culture and intersections of high art and popular culture (in world's fairs, popular entertainment, popular literature, advertising). A well-known scholar of Van Gogh, Prof. Sund is the author of several publications on that artist. She also is a longtime student and teacher of Pre-Columbian art and architecture, and has written about 20th-Century appropriations of ancient artifacts.
"City Man/Country Man: Dichotomy and Hybridity in Van Gogh's Figure Pieces." Van Gogh: Miodern City, Timeless Countryside. Cornelia Homburg, ed. Milan: Skira, 2010.
"MIddleman: Antoine Watteau's Les Charmes de la vie." Art Bulletin. 2009: 59-82.
Art & Ideas: Van Gogh. London: Phaidon Press, 2002.
"Beyond the Grave: The Twentieth-Century Afterlife of West Mexican Burial Effigies." Art Bulletin. December 2000: 734-767.
True to Temperament: Van Gogh and French Naturalist Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.