Maria Aresin studied art history and philosophy in Leipzig, Heidelberg, Siena and Frankfurt Main where she specialized in Venetian art of the sixteenth and seventeenth century. She completed her doctorate on the ‘Iconography of the four Ages of Man (1497–1836)’ at the University of Frankfurt Main in 2020. During this time, she was first graduate assistant and then Gerda Henkel Fellow based at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. She has received various grants supporting her current post-doctoral project on Palma Giovane’s drawings (DAAD, Bella Maniera, RSA Kress, KHI). Currently she works as an assistant curator at the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich.