Dr. Vasile-Ovidiu Prejmerean

After completing his first PhD on Gustave Moreau at Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Dr. Vasile-Ovidiu Prejmerean is currently pursuing a second PhD on Edgar Degas at Fribourg University, Switzerland, while also conducting Cultural Heritage research on late 18th- and 19th-century Transylvanian paintings at the Romanian Academy. His publications include: the “Romanian Contacts with Western Painting” chapter in the Romanian Academy’s "Centennial Art History Treatise" (marking 100 years since the birth of modern Romania), Bucharest/ Cluj-Napoca, 2018, in which he discusses Puvis de Chavannes and Marie Cantacuzène, and “Reaching the Spiritual Realm through la Femme Fatale: Gustave Moreau’s Obsessive Paradox” in "Transgressive Womanhood" (Leiden: Brill, 2019). He was the Convener of the “What is Lurking Underneath Notre Dame's Roof? Visual Heritage and VR Ethics in the Digital Age” session at the CAA Conference, Chicago, 2020 (detailed in "Leonardo"’s College Arts Association 108th Annual Conference March 2020 review) and will be the chair of the “Art, Science and the Beginnings of Environmental Awareness: Depicting Climate Change in the Long Nineteenth Century” panel at the 109th CAA Conference in NYC, February 2021. He is currently working on Edgar Degas’s "Femme de Candaules" iconography, to be featured as part of Oxford’s October 2020 "Perlego" event.