Dr. Igor Aronov | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Dr. Igor Aronov

An art historian, specializing in modernism, postmodernism and contemporary art; senior lecturer at the Department of Visual and Material culture in Bezalel.

Dr. Aronov's research interests include avant-garde art, interrelations between cultures, social and political aspects of art. He focuses on artistic expressions of eschatological conceptions, of utopias and dystopias in modern and contemporary art.

Dr. Aronov received his MA degree in art history from the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, Russia, and his Ph.D. in the history of modern art from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He authored two books on the art of Vasily Kandinsky, the pioneer of abstract painting, articles in catalogs for exhibitions and professional journals on the avant-garde art.

Selected bibliography:

  • Kandinsky’s Quest: A Study in the Artist’s Personal Symbolism 1866-1907. New York:  Peter Lang Publishing, 2006.
  • "Kandinsky the Spiritual Wanderer", in Kandinskij, The Wandering Knight: On His Journey Towards Abstraction, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia; Mudec, Museo delle Culture, Milan, 2017.
  • "Kazimir Malevich: Experiments in Suprematist Poetry", Toronto Slavic Quarterly (University of Toronto), no. 47 (Winter 2014), pp. 323-344
  • "The Pictorial Trans-rationalism of Kazimir Malevich". Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art (DePaul University, Chicago), vol.  VIII. (2007), pp. 38-83.