Julian Kliemann




university teacher.

Country of origin



Born in Berlin on November 11th, 1949 from the famous artist Carl-Heinz Kliemann (Berlin, 1924-2016), he completed his university studies first in Berlin and then in Heidelberg in 1976, with a dissertation entitled "Politische und Humanistische Ideen der Medici in der Villa Poggio a Caiano. Untersuchungen zu den Frescken der Sala Grande". He subsequently obtained numerous research assignments at Villa I Tatti (The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies), at the universities of Munich and Münster, at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, spending a period as Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Institute in California. He was professor at the Universities of Heidelberg and Münster. He conducted innovative research in iconographic studies, making use of an uncommon expertise on sources and artistic historiography of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He left important contributions on Giorgio Vasari historiographer and painter, Federico Zuccari and David Bailly. He died at the age of 65 on July 6th, 2015.

historian's relations

Italian Renaissance Rome Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies Getty Research Institute Humboldt University of Berlin Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Giorgio Vasari Heidelberg University House of Medici Federico Zuccari historiography David Bailly

Main works

Kliemann, J. (1985). Il pensiero di Paolo Giovio nelle pitture eseguite sulle sue "Invenzioni". Como: Soc. storica comense

Kliemann, J. (1993). Gesta dipinte: la grande decorazione nelle dimore italiane dal Quattrocento al Seicento. Cinisello Balsamo: Silvana

Kliemann, J. (2001). Il bersaglio dell’arte: la Caccia di Diana di Domenichino nella Galleria Borghese. Rome: Artemide

Kliemann, J. (2004). Wandmalerei in Italien: die Zeit der Hochrenaissance und des Manierismus: 1510 - 1600. München: Hirmer

About the scholar

Poeschke, J. (2011/12). Julian Kliemann. Römisches Jahrbuch der Bibliotheca Hertziana, 40, 9-13


Fototeca Julian Kliemann