Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Renaissance/Baroque Art
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2011

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Baines, Lorena, “Nicolaes de Bruyn and the Art of the Professional Engraver” (Delaware, P. Chapman)

Bass, Marisa, “The Venus of Zeeland: Jan Gossart and the Netherlandish Revival of Antiquity” (Harvard, H. van der Velden)

Boffa, David, “Artistic Identity Set in Stone: Italian Sculptors’ Signatures, ca. 1250–1550” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Boutin, Lisa, “Displaying Identity in the Mantuan Court: The Majolica Services of Isabella d’Este, Federico II Gonzaga, and Margherita Paleologa” (UCLA, J. Woods-Marsden)

Brown, Michael, “Portraiture in New Spain, 1600–1800: Painters, Patrons, and Politics in Viceregal Mexico” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Ciejka, Jason, “The Cavaliere Carlo Rainaldi (1611–1691): Architecture and Identity in Seventeenth-Century Rome” (Emory, S. McPhee)

Coutré, Jacquelyn, “Jan Lievens: Painting, Politics, and Decoration in Dutch Art, 1653–1669” (IFA/NYU, M. Westermann)

Dilbeck, Gwynne A., “Opening the Gates of Paradise: Function and the Iconographical Program of Ghiberti’s Bronze Door” (Iowa, W. Tomasini)

Elston, Ashley, “Storing Sanctity: Sacristy Reliquary Cupboards in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy” (Kansas, S. Cornelison)

Fondaras, Antonia, “Decorating the House of Wisdom: Four Altar Pieces from the Church of Santo Spirito in Florence, 1485–1500” (Maryland, College Park, M. Gill)

Geschwind, Rachel, “Saving Grace/Saving Face: Magdalene Imagery and Prostitution Reform in Venice and Rome, 1500–1700” (Case Western Reserve, E. Olszewski)

Glass, Robert, “Filarete at the Papal Court: Sculpture, Ceremony, and the Antique in Early Renaissance Rome” (Princeton, P. Brown, L. Barkan, J. Pinto)

Greist, Alexandra, “Learning to Draw, Drawing to Learn: Theory and Practice in Italian Printed Drawing Books, 1600–1700” (Pennsylvania, M. Cole)

Huckins, Pamela, “Art in the Alta California Mission Churches, 1769–1834” (IFA/NYU, J. Brown)

Jones, Tanja, “Pisanello’s Medals for Ludovico Gonzaga of Mantua: Dynasty, the Relic of the Holy Blood, and Crusade” (Florida State, J. Freiberg)

Korte, Cheryl, “Polychromed Quattrocento Sculpture in Florence” (IFA/NYU, C. Eisler)

Liu, Chen, “Between Perception and Expression: The Codex Coner and the Genre of Architectural Sketchbooks” (Princeton, J. Pinto)

May, Rose Marie, “The Church of San Giacomo degli Spagnoli and the Formation of Spanish Identity in Sixteenth-Century Rome” (Temple, M. Hall)

Mayhew, Robert A., “Law, Commerce, and the Rise of New Imagery in Antwerp, 1500–1600” (Duke, H. Van Miegroet)

McIntosh, Laurentia A., “Maria van Oosterwyck Separating Fact From Fiction” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Hutchison)

Moore, Kathryn, “Italian Copies of Holy Land Architecture: The Illustrated Versions of Niccolò da Poggibonsi’s Libro d’Oltramare” (IFA/NYU, M. Trachtenberg)

Nabi, Elizabeth McMahon, “Contextual Studies of Fra Bartolomeo: Painting, Devotion, and Politics” (Virginia, F. Fiorani)

Nolin, Heather, “Uniting Faith and Image: The Collective Visual Identity of the Congregation of Secular Canons and Its Expression in the Artistic Commissions at San Giorgio in Braida, Verona (1441–1668)” (Rutgers, S. McHam)

Nygren, Christopher J., “Vibrant Icons: Titian’s Art and the Tradition of Christian Image-Making” (Johns Hopkins, S. Campbell)

Olson-Rudenko, Jennifer, “Francisco de Zurbarán’s Paintings for the Calced and Discalced Mercedarians in Seville” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Pritchard, Shannon, “Giambologna’s Bronze Pictures: The Narrative Reliefs for Ferdinando I de’Medici and the Post-Tridentine Paragone” (Georgia, S. Zuraw)

Scappini, Chiara, “History, Preservation, and Reconstruction in Siena: The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times” (Rutgers, T. Marder)

Sohn, Sooyun, “Fully Integrated Household Objects: Jan Luyken’s Het Leerzaam Huisraad (1711)” (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Hutchison)

Stewart, Jessica, “The Sketch as a Site of Experimentation and Invention in Late-Quattrocento Florence” (Virginia, F. Fiorani)

Stone, Linda, “Terrible Crimes and Wicked Pleasures: Witches in the Art of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries” (Toronto, M. Kavaler)

Swartwood House, Anna, “Singular Skill and Beauty: Antonello da Messina Between North and South” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Treanor, Virginia, “Amalia van Solms and the Formation of the Stadhouder’s Art Collection, 1625–1675” (Maryland, College Park, A. Wheelock)