Trained as an art historian, Claudine de With is currently a PhD student at the Faculty of History and Arts at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her research examines the dynamic relationship between artists and patrons in different times and cities. Its central theme is that there is no strict separation between the two, as is often assumed, but that the world of art and the world of finance are mutually dependent while off course also retaining their autonomy.
The world of art and the world of finance are deeply entangled from the fifteenth century up to the twentieth first century. Her interests are the interconnections between painting and the 'sister arts': literature, film, rhetoric and fashion, as well as the history of ideas. Claudine de With holds a MA degree in Art History from the University of Leiden and is the co-founder of a creative consultancy firm called aumuse research and consultancy.
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