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

Fifteenth- to Seventeenth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Andersen, Lisa, “Courtly Space and its Translations at Fontainebleau and Beyond” (The University of British Columbia, B. Wilson)

Baker, Devon, “Re-Centering the Renaissance Print: Printmaking and Artistic Exchange in Milan, ca. 1480-1530” (Temple University, A.West)

Bartolome, Ramona Isabel, “Portraits of the Sun King: Examining the Creation, Reception, and Afterlife of Bernini's Portrait of Louis XIV” (Rutgers University, T. Marder)

Bell, Margaret, “Healing Walls: Visualizing Bodily, Social, and Spiritual Care in the Pelligrinaio Frescoes of the Ospedale Santa Maria della Scala in Siena” (University of California, Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Bellucci, Matteo, “Pietro Dura/Parchin Kari: Mediations between Florence and Mughal India” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Aitken)

Ben, Rebecca, “The Arrival of the Leonardeschi in Valencia” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Benjamin, Aliza M., “From One Emperor to Another: Moctezuma, Charles V and the Circulation of Aztec Art and Artifacts in Hapsburg Europe” (Temple University, A. West; T. Cooper)

Bernick, Elizabeth, “Drawing Connections: Cesare da Sesto's Sketchbook and the Production of Style” (Johns Hopkins University, S. Campbell)

Borham, Holly, “The Art of Confessionalism: Picturing Lutheran, Reformed and Catholic Faith in Northwest Germany, 1580-1620” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Boyd, Rachel, “Experimentation and Specialization: The Glazed Terracotta Sculpture of the Della Robbia Workshop, ca. 1430-1550,” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Bratichak, Meaghan, “’Non è buon stile dispiacermi:’ Agostino Chigi as Patron of the Villa Farnesina” (Rutgers University, S. McHam)

Candelaria, José, “Transculturation and the Cathedral: Late Gothic in Late Medieval Seville (1401-1516)” (Rice University, L. Neagley)

Challenger, Alexandra “Measuring the Heavens: Printed Instruments, Illustrations, and the Construction of Cosmography in Early Modern Germany” (Florida State University, S. Leitch)

De Liberali, Gloria, “Power and Memoria: Spriritual Preoccupations and Artistic Strategies of a Fifteenth-Century Italian Ruler” (University of Washington, S.Lingo)

DeLuca, Dominique, “Shadows in Fifteenth-Century Secular Manuscripts” (Case Western Reserve University, E. Gertsman)

Doty, Lindsay, “The Ideal Made Real: The Aging of the Virgin in Italian Renaissance Art” (University of Georgia, S. Zuraw)

Eagles, Lane, “Illusory pregnancy drapery and the Renaissance female body” (University of Washington, S. Lingo)

Eldredge, Benjamin, “Andrea Doria, San Matteo, and the Art of Patronage in Sixteenth-Century Italy” (Rutgers University, B. Paul)

Famularo, Jordan Jennifer, “Gems and the Media of Italian Art, ca. 1450-ca. 1550” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, A. Nagel)

Fette, Mirka, “Johann Georg Bendl: Premier Sculptor of Prague’s Early Baroque” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Fletcher, Francis, “Mantegna's Fictive Reliefs: Painting as Moral Philosophy and the Humanist Language of Historical Inquiry in the Renaissance” (Rutgers University, S. McHam)

Ford, Suzan, “Bernini's Tomb of Urban VIII in St. Peter's: A study of art and papal power in the context of the Counter-Reformation” (Rutgers University, T. Marder)

Fraiman, Jeffrey “The Painted Altarpiece in Rome, ca. 1600-1630: Christian Archaeology, Naturalism, and the Body” (Rutgers University, C. Puglisi)

Frederick, Michele, “Shaping the Royal Image: Gerrit van Honthorst and the Stuart Courts in London and The Hague, 1620-1649” (University of Delaware, P. Chapman)

Gebauer, Elizabeth, “The Art of Speech: Flemish Baroque Pulpits 1627-1794” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Gharavi (Wainwright), Lindsey, “Images of Hunting in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Visual Culture” (University of Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Gilmore, Shannon, “Miracles at the Margins: The Popular Piety of Miraculous Images in Quattrocento Tuscany” (University of California, Santa Barbara, R. Williams)

Golan, Tamara, “Hans Fries and Niklaus Manuel: Evidence, Inquiry, and Knowledge in Swiss Painting, 1430-1530” (Johns Hopkins U., M. Merback)

Golan, Tamara, “Hans Fries and the Forensic Gaze: Evidence, Inquiry, and Artistic Knowledge in South Germany and Switzerland, 1430-1530” (Johns Hopkins University, M. Merback)

Gratson, Scott “A Stratification of Death in the Northern Renaissance: A Reconsideration of the Cadaver Tombs of England and Germany” (Temple University, A. West)

Greenlee, Justin, “Bessarion's World: Art, Science, and Crusade” (Virginia, F. Fiorani)

Han, Yu Na, “The Consolation of Images: Pastoral Care and Visual Culture in Reformation Germany, 1520-1570” (Johns Hopkins University, M. Merback)

Hanson, Emily, “Spectacular Ambition: Unrealized Projects of Leonardo and Michelangelo” (Washington University in St. Louis, W. Wallace)

Hunt, Tiffany Lynn, “The Cappella Paolina: Sacred Space and Sacred Site in pre- and post-Tridentine Rome” (Temple University, M. Hall)

Hupe, Eric, “The Franciscan Theology of Light and Venetian Painting of the Late Fifteenth Century” (University of Virginia, F. Fiorani)

Kaplan, Stephanie, “Artificial Appearances: Portraiture and Persona in Mid-Sixteenth Century Florence” (Washington University in St. Louis, W. Wallace)

Karentzos, Loukas, “Court and Countryside: Central Italian Villas of the Mid-Sixteenth Century” (Princeton, J. Pinto)

Kirchhoff, Chassica, “The Thun-Hohenstein Album: Constructing the Armored Body in the Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Holy Roman Empire” (University of Kansas, A. Hedeman/ S. Goddard)

Kwan, Jamie, “From Flanders to Fontainebleau: The Flemish Presence in the French Renaissance” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Lu, Haohao, “The Paradox of Delight: Image and Imagination of Eros at the Burgundian-Habsburg Court” (Indiana University, B. Rothstein)

Lucca, Maria, “Renaissance Siena as a Case Study of Cross-Cultural Exchange in Central Italy” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Saslow)

Lumbreras, María, “Likeness and Certainty: the Making of Artistic Knowledge in Golden Age Spain” (Johns Hopkins University, F. Pereda)

Luterbacher, Sam, “Adrift: Portable Objects Between Iberia and Japan” (Yale University, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Mack, Stephen, “Donatello and the Unfinished: The Rough Style in Florentine Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo” (Rutgers University, S. McHam)

Mao, Natasha, “Revealing and Concealing: Interactive Objects in Italian Renaissance Art, 1400-1600” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Martinez, Trinity, “The Rise and Fall of the Civilized Centaur in Italian Renaissance Art” (Graduate Center, CUNY, J. Saslow)

Marzullo, Francesca, “The Figure and the Threshold: Devotional Overdoors in Medieval and Renaissance Italy” (Columbia University, M. Cole)

Mednyánszky, Orsolya, “Leben Jesu: A Pictorial Meditation on Christ’s Virtues in Late Medieval German Manuscripts” (Johns Hopkins University, M. Merback)

Natalia Vargas Márquez, “Looking Through the Landscape: An Interpretative Model for seventeenth-century Cuzquenian Painting” (University of Minnesota, M. Gaudio).

Offill, Ashley, “The Corsini Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine: Framing the Relic Cult of St. Andrea Corsini in Baroque Florence” (University of Kansas, S. Cornelison/A. Hedeman)

Oing, Michelle, “The Reliquary and the Puppet: Visual and Kinetic Mimesis in Medieval and Early Modern Sculpture” (Yale University, J. Jung)

Ong, Sophie, “Hanging on the Body: Pendants, Materiality, and Touch in the Late Middle Ages” (Rutgers, L. Weigert)

Oswald, Julia, “The Visual Rhetoric of the Relic Thesaurus, 1100-1600” (Northwestern University, C. Normore)

Paganussi, Caroline, “Bologna la dotta: The University and the Visual Arts in the Age of the Bentivoglio, 1463-1512” (University of Maryland, College Park, M. Gill)

Perreault, Anna, “Pouvoir et cartographie : les représentations des îles égéennes aux XVe et XVIe siècles” (Université de Montréal, D. Ribouillault)

Petersen, Elizabeth, “Architecture and Audience in Donatello’s Florentine Reliefs” (Penn State, R. Thomas)

Pilgrim, James, “Jacopo Bassano and the Ecology of Painting” (Johns Hopkins University, S. Campbell)

Platts, Christopher, “Reconsidering the Later Works of Paolo Veneziano, ca. 1346-1358: Studies in the Patronage, Design, and Reception of Venetian Gothic Painting” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Quinn Teresi, Rebecca. “Images of the Immaculate Conception and the Rhetorics of Purity in Golden Age Spain” (Johns Hopkins University, F. Pereda)

Reso, Denise, “German Artistic Influence on English Middle Class Visual and Material Culture of the Tudor Period” (University of Florida, L. Ross)

Rokhgar, Negar, “The Overtures of a Muslim Ally: Diplomatic Gifts from Persia to Italy between 1450 and 1700” (Rutgers University, S. McHam)

Salvati, Jonathan, “Emulation and Variation in the Late Quattrocento Chapel” (Indiana University, G. Knox)

Sandoval, Elizabeth, “The Book as Self: A 15th-Century Case Study of Visual Metaphor in Northern European Art” (The Ohio State University, K. Whittington)

Seale, Layla, “Demons as a Cultural Species in Late Medieval Northern European Art” (Rice University, D. Wolfthal)

Segrave, Hannah, “Conjuring Genius: Salvator Rosa and the Dark Arts of Witchcraft” (University of Delaware, D. Stone)

Shields, Rebecca, “The Space Between: Politics and Urban Development in Early Seventeenth-Century London” (Rutgers University, T. Marder)

Shwab, Reilly, “Goede Nacht: Images of the Night in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Visual Culture” (University of Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Simmons, Elizabeth, “Volterrano as a Draftsman: Style, Technique, and Connoisseurship of Drawings in Seicento Florence” (University of Delaware, D. Stone)

Somenzi, Laura, “Treasuries, Invention and the Teodelinda Chapel in Monza” (Emory University, C. J. Campbell)

Spratt, Emily, “Byzantium not Forgotten: Constructing the Artistic and Cultural Legacy of an Empire between East and West in the Early Modern Period” (Princeton, P. Brown)

Sullivan, Kathleen, “Style and Meaning in Girolamo Romanino” (Rutgers University, B. Paul)

Sullo, Nicole Paxton, “The Art of Memory in Byzantium during the Later Middle Ages” (Yale University, R. Nelson)

Tennison, Heather, “Tradition, Innovation, and Agency in a City of God: The Philadelphia Cité de Dieu and Early Fifteenth-Century Parisian Manuscript Culture” (University of Kansas, A. Hedeman)

Tillery, Laura, “The Hanse as Artistic Network in Late Medieval Lübeck” (University of Pennsylvania, L. Silver)

Unluonen, Selin, “Closing One's Eyes to That Which Should Not Be Seen:” Adab and Ways of Looking in Four Tahmasp-Era Safavid Manuscripts” (Yale University, K. Rizvi)

Vigotti, Lorenzo, “The Origin of the Renaissance Palace: Private Architecture during the Florentine Oligarchy, 1382-1432,” (Columbia University, F. Benelli)

Vranic, Ivana, “Between Physis and the Technē: Molding, Firing, and Painting Terracotta groups in Fifteenth – and Sixteenth – Century Italy” (The University of British Columbia, B. Wilson)

Wallace, Catharine, “Cultivating the Imago: Egyptian All'antica Imagery as Emblems of the City and Roman Hegemony in the Cinquecento” (Temple University, M. Hall)

Wangensteen, Kjell, “Hyperborean Baroque: David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl (1628-98) and the First Swedish School of Art” (Princeton, T. da Costa Kaufmann)

Wehn, James, “Inventing the Market: Authenticity, Replication, and the Prints of Israhel van Meckenem” (Case Western Reserve University, C. Scallen)

Wiens, Gavin “Making Siena: Public Art and Urban Life in the Tuscan City, 1404 - 1487” (Johns Hopkins University, S. Campbell)

Willever, Suzanne, “Disseminating the Art of Rome in Print: Making, Meaning and Going Viral in the Sixteenth Century” (Temple University, M. Hall; A. West)

York, Tyler, “Dressing the Part/Parting with the Dress: Rembrandt’s Re-fashioning of Middle Eastern Attire” (University of Kansas, L. Stone-Ferrier)

Zukerman, Laura, “Pages of Memory: Paper Travel in Renaissance Europe, 1480-1600” (Princeton, P. Brown)