History of Art and Architecture

Dominic Bate

PhD Candidate
Research Interests Graphic Arts, History of Science, Religion, Neoclassicism, British Art, Eighteenth Century
Dissertation Title Pythagorean Visions: Picturing Harmony in British Art, 1719–1753


Dominic studies eighteenth-century British art and visual culture in an international context. His doctoral thesis explores how and why a diverse group of artists and artisans became interested in mathematical approaches to art-making and aesthetics in London between approximately 1710 and 1760. His research has been supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Lewis Walpole Library. 


Dominic has BA and MA degrees in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and in the spring of 2022 he was a visiting student in the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University. Before coming to Brown, Dominic worked in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum.

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