Aby Moritz Warburg (June 13, 1866 – October 26, 1929) was a german art historian and cultural theorist, founder of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek in Hamburg which was later moved to the Warburg Institute in London.
At the heart of his research was the legacy of the Classical World and the transmission of classical representation, tracing it in the most varied areas of western culture through to the Renaissance.
For further reading in german:
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
“Meta-Image und die Prinzipien des Digitalen im Mnemosyne-Atlas Aby Warburgs” by Lisa Dieckmann and Martin Warnke
Podcast “Aby Warburg: ‘Bilderatlas Mnemosyne’, Europas Bildgedächtnis auf 63 Tafeln” by Silke Hennig, Deutschlandfunk Kultur