Mark Antliff

Mark Antliff

Anne Murnick Cogan Professor of Art and Art History


  • Ph.D., Yale University 1990

  • M.A., Queen's University 1984

  • B.A., McGill University (Canada) 1981


Mark Antliff received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is author of Inventing Bergson: Cultural Politics and the Parisian Avant-Garde (1993) and Avant-Garde Fascism: The Mobilization of Myth, Art and Culture in France, 1909-1939 (2007) as well as co-author of Fascist Visions: Art and Ideology in France and Italy (with Matthew Affron, 1997), Cubism and Culture (with Patricia Leighten, 2001), and A Cubism Reader: Documents and Criticism 1906-1914 (with Patricia Leighten, 2008). His research and teaching interests focus on art in Europe before 1945, with special attention to cultural politics in all its permutations, as well as the interrelation of art and philosophy.


19th-20th Century European Art, Theory & Criticism


Sculpture Against the State
My new book project, Sculpture Against the State: Anarchism and the Cosmopolitan Avant-Garde, examines how various forms of anarchism and related notions of aestheticized... read more »
Vorticism: New Perspectives
The London-based avant-garde movement Vorticism, like its continental counterparts Cubism and Futurism and its English rival Bloomsbury was created by artists, poets, writers... read more »

Antliff, Mark. “The Fourth Dimension and Futurism: A Politicized Space.” The Art Bulletin, vol. 82, no. 4, JSTOR, Dec. 2000, pp. 720–720. Crossref, doi:10.2307/3051419. Full Text

Antliff, M. “Cubism, futurism, anarchism: The 'aestheticism' of the action d'art group, 1906-1920.” Oxford Art Journal, vol. 21, no. 2, Dec. 1998.

Antliff, M. Romy Golan, Modernity & Nostalgia: Art and Politics between the Wars, 1995. Yale University Press, Sept. 1997.

Antliff, M. “The Jew as anti-artist: Georges Sorel, anti-semitism, and the aesthetics of class consciousness.” Oxford Art Journal, vol. 20, no. 1, Jan. 1997, pp. 50–67. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oxartj/20.1.50. Full Text

Antliff, M. “La Cite francaise: George Valois, Le Corbusier, and Fascist Theories of Urbanism.” Fascist Visions: Art and Ideology in France and Italy, edited by Mark Antliff and Matthew Affron, Princeton University Press, 1997.

Pratt, S. “Organicism against itself: Cubism, duchamp-villon and the contradictions of modernism.” Word and Image, vol. 12, no. 4, Jan. 1996, pp. 366–88. Scopus, doi:10.1080/02666286.1996.10435439. Full Text

Antliff, Mark. “Cubism, Celtism, and the Body Politic.” The Art Bulletin, vol. 74, no. 4, JSTOR, Dec. 1992, pp. 655–655. Crossref, doi:10.2307/3045916. Full Text

Antlfif, M. “Bergson and Cubism: A reassessment.” Art Journal, Dec. 1988, pp. 341–49.


Fall 2019

Hst of Impressionism (ARTHIST 298.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Special Topics (ARTHIST 590S.01)
Smith Wrhs A101, Th 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

Spring 2019

European Art 1900-1945 (ARTHIST 280.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Spring 2018

Hst of Impressionism (ARTHIST 298.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Arthist Methodology and Theory (ARTHIST 395S.01)
Smith Wrhs A285, W 11:45 AM-02:15 PM

Fall 2017

Methodology of Art Hst (ARTHIST 543S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

Fall 2015

Hst of Impressionism (ARTHIST 298.01)
East Duke 108, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Grant Writing and Prospectus (ARTHIST 723S.01)
Smith Wrhs 271, W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM

Spring 2015

Intro to History of Art (ARTHIST 102D.001)
East Duke 108, WF 10:05 AM-10:55 AM

Fall 2014

European Art 1900-1945 (ARTHIST 280.01)
East Duke 108, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Special Topics (ARTHIST 590S.01)
East Duke 204A, W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM

Spring 2014

Hst of Impressionism (ARTHIST 298.01)
East Duke 108, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM