José Emilio Burucúa born in Buenos Aires in 1946 He received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires, where he was Professor of Modern History. He is currently a professor at the National University of San Martín (UNSAM) and co-director of the Center for Conservation and Restoration Art and Bibliography (TASK workshop). He has published Lambs and elephants. New contributions to the problem of classical modernism; History, art, culture: Aby Warburg a Carlo Ginzburg. The Italian Renaissance, a new incursion into their sources and ideas, in collaboration with Martin Ciordia, History and Ambivalence: Essays on Art; The image and laughter. The comic Pathosformeln of European early modern engraving.