Ludmila Piters-Hofmann


Ludmila Piters-Hofmann is a PhD candidate in Art History at Jacobs University Bremen. Her thesis, supervised by Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche, focuses on fairy tales and folk tales as subjects of the Russian paintings of Viktor Vasnetsov (1848–1926) in the context of cultural transfer and Russian nationalism during the 19th and early 20th centuries. She additionally works as a guide and interpreter in Berlin. Previously, she studied Art History, Classical Literature and Classical Archeology at the University of Cologne, where she graduated with a master’s thesis on early lunar photography in 2011. She assisted with the 2009 exhibition The Moon at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Corboud in Cologne, which showed the impact of Galileo Galilei’s Sidereus Nuncius (1610) and other scientific developments – like telescopes, photography, satellites and spacecraft – on the depiction of the moon from the 15th century until now. In 2011, she curated Panopticon – The Secret Treasures of the Wallraf at the same museum, an exhibition showcasing seldom seen art works from the museum’s storage in a salon hang. Her current research concentrates on cosmopolitism and nationalism in 19th and early 20th-century painting with an emphasis on Russian art.